by Andrea Eisinberg
By day, Thung Si Mueng may appear as any old standard park in Northeast Thailand, but by night, it transforms into the ultimate high school hang out. There’s a public fitness center, an aerobics classroom as well as badminton, soccer and basketball courts. It’s also a place for those of us with nothing better to do to take in some evening entertainment.
Among this eclectic crowd of nightly park attendees is “The Beat Generation,” a group of nine gay men who gather outside of the park temple to rehearse a modern hip-hop dance routine. They are talented, flamboyant and quite proud.