With flawless makeup and costume that blends cabaret with catwalk and rainbow pride with royal court pageantry, Aunchalee Pokinwuttipob symbolises how Thailand's protests are about much more than calls for a change of government.
Aunchalee, 26, is a drag queen and reality television show winner who is riding the momentum of youth rallies against the military and royalist establishment, hoping to advance a drawn-out struggle for same-sex marriage and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Left: Aunchalee checks her social media after attending an anti-government demonstration. Right: Aunchalee checks her social media after attending an anti-government demonstration.
"I want equality and justice," Aunchalee said. "A law that can be applied in the same way."
PHOTO EDITING and layout by MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Robert Birsel