Modern-Family Doc ‘Gayby Baby’ to Show in Sathorn

BANGKOK — A documentary about the children of gay parents that proved too controversial for Australian schools will show next month at an up-and-coming Sathorn dive bar.

“Gayby Baby” explores the lives of four children each raised by same-sex families with different backgrounds, including a punk-rock mom and a religious mom who regularly attends church to atone for what she believes is the sin of being gay.

Directed by Maya Newell, who was raised by lesbian parents, the Australian documentary was to be shown in schools in the state of New South Wales until being canceled by its education minister in August, sparking controversy and making headlines worldwide.

The 85-minute film will show at 8pm on July 7 at I Hate Pigeons. The oddly named bar opened in October on Soi Sribumphen, near Sathorn Soi 1, about a kilometer from MRT Lumphini.

Tomorn Sookprecha, an LGBT activist and writer, will lead a discussion in Thai after the movie.

Admission is 120 baht and includes a bottle of beer until its gone. Advance tickets are available online.

Photo: I Hate Pigeons / Courtesy
Photo: I Hate Pigeons / Courtesy
Photo: I Hate Pigeons / Courtesy
Photo: I Hate Pigeons / Courtesy