Bangkok Brawl: Ladyboy Turf War In Thailand Leads To Multiple Arrests And Injuries

Posted March 5, 2024 by with 1 comment

The melee outside of a Bangkok hotel yesterday was part of an ongoing turf war between trans sex workers from the Philippines and Thailand. Both groups are active in the city’s red light district, but tensions reached a climax when 20 Filipino ladyboys allegedly robbed and assaulted a Thai ladyboy. Via BNN:

This confrontation has spotlighted the underlying tensions within these communities, drawing attention to the broader discourse on acceptance and societal roles of ladyboys in Thailand. The conflict originated from a violent episode on March 5, where a Thai ladyboy fell victim to an assault and robbery by a group of Filipino ladyboys. In response, a large assembly of Thai ladyboys demanded justice outside the hotel harboring the Filipino group, leading to heightened tensions. The Thai group’s chants of “Thailand!” and “Get out!” underscored the nationalistic fervor fueling the standoff.


Videos of the Bangkok brawl, which started at a hotel and led to the massive police presence:

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