Gays take on Novotel in club row

Global campaign planned as hotel is accused of barring transvestites

Gay-rights advocates plan to launch a global boycott against a high-end Bangkok hotel after it barred a transvestite from its nightclub.

Nikorn Arthit, president of Bangkok Rainbow Organi-sation, said yesterday that a campaign called “Novotel – No Homosexual” would soon be started through an online network of “third gender” groups.

The campaign is to fight back against the Novotel Siam Square after it banned a transvestite from entering its Concept CM2 Club.

“It is fine if you ban gays and transvestites, but you have to pay the price,” Nikorn said.