During the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming businesses and online platforms enjoyed explosive growth, especially for the entertainment industry. In Thailand, however, one particular traditional music business — molam — plunged into dire circumstances. Yet to be afforded legitimacy, molam artists receive little to no support from the government. Today, they hang onto a dimming hope that they will return to the stage as their art form gradually dies.
“It’s time for us to see them as a normal man or woman. Straight men or women don’t need to consistently say they are a man or a woman.”A student, LGBT board game co-creator.
Video produced by Mongkhonkorn Putthapan