The LinQ Foundation

Bringing Communities Together

Who We Are

The LinQ Foundation is a registered foundation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our goal is to contribute to create a just, equal and peaceful society in which the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons are respected and LGBTQ persons live with dignity, free from discrimination or abuse.  

To do so, we seek to build bridges between LGBTQ individuals, particularly those from vulnerable communities in Thailand and Myanmar in order to provide learning opportunities, experience sharing and collaboration. 

With the aim to end discrimination as a whole, we also work closely with partners and networks at national, regional, and international levels to foster a common understanding and respect of human rights and dignity, so that LGBTQ individuals are respected, treated equally and justly. 

In short, the LinQ Foundation ultimately, collaborates to create societies that uphold equality, mutual respect, and justice for all.

Our Work

Human Rights and SOGIESC Awareness

Bringing Communities Together

Our Approach

The LinQ Foundation uses the following approaches to contribute to equality, mutual respect, and justice for all: 

Building the capacity of LGBTQ individuals and organizations to strengthen the LGBTQ movement in Myanmar and contribute to promoting the respect of human rights for LGBTQ individuals.

Strengthening social, legal, and institutional support for the LGBTQ community.

Guiding Principle

The LinQ Foundation

Believes that everyone deserves to fulfill their potential and contribute back to their society without discrimination and irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression;

Acts as a leading organization to promote and protect the basic rights of LGBTQ persons;

Works towards advancing equality and access to justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, through trainings,  awareness raising, advocacy, public campaigns and the provision of legal services;

Empowers LGBTQ individuals and organizations to collaboratively promote the rights of LGBTQ persons, to advocate for legal reform and to connect with regional and international mechanisms, supporters and allies;

Promotes a positive image of LGBTQ persons through the media and public events, with the aim of changing attitudes towards LGBTQ persons and encouraging a climate of respect.

Board of Directors

Sirikul Detruesri

Vice Chairperson

Pongthorn Chanlearn


Pirajchaya Pornrungwong

Secretary and Treasurer