ProblemA growing body of research provides indicative evidence that sexual minorities experience lower employment, education, health, housing access and worse socioeconomic outcomes than the general population across a range of social and political contexts. However, little data is available on the forms of discrimination, exclusion or prejudice experienced by LGBTI individuals in Thailand when accessing key services.
ApproachLove Frankie supported the World Bank on a nationwide research project to understand what obstacles the LGBTI community in Thailand encounter when accessing financial, labor, and housing markets. Love Frankie designed and implemented quantitative data collection tools, formed strategic partnerships for the data collection, and worked with local partners to disseminate an online/mobile survey through LGBTI civil society organizations with access to vulnerable and marginalized groups nationwide. The survey reached over 2,300 members of the LGBTI community as well as 1,200 members of the general public.
ImpactReach: Over 3500 Thai people participated in the online survey Impact: Full report to be published in 2019