Opening today in honor of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Opening today (May 17) in honor of the annual International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOTB), Museum Siam's new exhibition questions Thai society’s definitions of male and female. 

Through colorful and highly interactive installations comprising photographs, vintage movie posters and comic books through to lipsticks and high heels, Gender Illumination highlights the country's diverse LGBT community.

"The aim is for all of us to live together without prejudice and with respect for one another," wrote Rames Promyen, director of the National Discovery Museum Institute, in the exhibition's handbook. "We want to promote the idea of equal accessibility and inclusion." 

The personal belongings of more than 100 LGBT community members, from letters to contraceptive pills, are used to tell the stories of years of discrimination, prejudice and inequality.

In an attempt to break down gender stereotypes, exhibition-goers are also asked to consider a future Thai society where genderless toilets, same-sex marriage and gay politicians are the norm. 

Admission is free and the exhibition features both Thai and English descriptions. 

The exhibition runs until Sep 30. Museum Siam, 4 Maha Rat Rd.,  02-225-2777. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Tha Thien Pier