Our 2009 Other Sheep Asia Trip
Index / Log
July 11 - 29, 2009, Chiang Mai
August 23 - 30, 2009, Bangkok
Other Sheep in
Chiang Mai, Bangkok,
& Mae Sot, Thailand
Other Sheep
Jose Ortiz, Other
Sheep Coordinator
for Asia
Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 11 - 29, 2009
Photo at left:  Jose Ortiz at the northwest corner of the old city moat of Chiang Mai
Old Sukhothai
Historical Park,
July 21, 2009
Flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Chiang Mai, Thailand, with
connecting flights in Dheli and Bangkok.
Friday - Saturday, July 10 - 11, 2009

CH Hotel, Chiang Mai:  Writing reports on Nepal.  Preparing for
Chiang Mai.  
Steve sick two days.
Saturday - Tuesday morning, July 11 - 14, 2009

Top North Hotel, Thapae Gate  
Tuesday - Friday 1PM, July 14 - July 17;  
Thursday - Wednesday, July 23 - July 29.

Contacts and meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand
      Tuesday, July 14, 2009

  • Meeting with, and visit in the home of, Rev., Dr. Kenneth Dobson,
    Office of the President, Payap University.  
      Friday-Sunday morning, July 17-19, 2009

The Thai Village Gay Way by Dr. Kenneth Dobson

      Friday, July 24, 2009

      Sunday noon, July 26, 2009

  • Attend open house of new (gay-owned and operated) business -
    Associates of Dr. Kenneth Dobson
      Monday evening, July 27, 2009

  • Meeting with a second (expatriate) evangelical pastor (identity
    withheld) and wife
      Tuesday morning, July 28, 2009

      Tuesday morning, July 28, 2009

      Tuesday afternoon, July 28, 2009

  • Our initial (and on-going) contact to/in Chiang Mai:   
      Nhkumm Naw, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma,         
      Coordinator - Community educator to vulnerable Burmese
      migrant MSM and LGBT communities in Thailand

Special visit and conversation with Joyce Hanks, former wife of
Rev. Dr. Thomas Hanks, founder of Other Sheep,
Khlong Khlung,
Thailand (South of Chiang Mai about a 5-6 hour drive).
July 18-19, Sunday evening - Monday morning

Chance Meetings - Human Interest Stories - Chiang Mai
  • Peth Kongweha, a Thai young man from a northeastern Thailand
  • Others:  The Monk from Singapore; The Police Officer Monk for Five Days; The
    American Free Lance Writer; The foreign lady who said "Thank you so much -
    I'll look up Other Sheep on the Internet before the day is out;"  The Facebook
    friend from Ghana; Straight ally whose brother came to the defence of a Navel
    Academy gay officer of Thailand.

Travel from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Singapore
Travel, by overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Wednesday -Thursday, July 29
-30.  Travel, by overnight train from Bangkok to Butterworth, Malaysia, Thursday -
Friday, July 30 -31.  Friday nigh in Georgetown, Malaysia, hotel, July 31.  Travel by train
from Butterworth, Malaysia, to Singapore, August 1, 2009.

Contacts and meetings in Bangkok, Thailand

 Sunday evening through Friday morning, August 23-28,2009

  • Meeting with a pro-LGBT Episcopal (American) priest
 Wednesday evening, August 26, 2009

 Friday morning, August 28, 2009

 Tuesday, August 25, 2009

 Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Contacts and meetings in Mae Sot, Thailand

 Week of August 23, 2009

 August 29, 2009

 August 28-29, 2009

 August 28-29, 2009
Take the 2009 Southeast Asia tour: NEXT
This web page was begun in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Monday, July 27, and finished, August
14, 2009, in the Bronx, NY.  First  published July 29, 2009
Visits to this page since July 29, 2009
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dobson
Bangkok & Mae Sot, Thailand, August 23-30, 2009
Jose Ortiz
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Pongthorn Chanlearn
Pongthorn Chanlearn
Pongthorn Chanlearn
Joyce Hanks
Bangkok Post Journalist
Nhkumm Naw
David Aye Myat
Saw Yuri Galler
Adam Dedman
Eva Pascal
Steve, working on the train
Our 2009
Southeast Asia Trip
--Table of Contents--

Photo Album of Sites


Written Report

June 28 - July 10, 2009

Chiang Mai, Thailand
July 11 - 29, 2009

Bangkok & Mae Sot
August 23-30

August 1 - 7, 2009
August 9 - 13, 2009

August 7 - 9, 2009
August 13 - 23, 2009

August 30, 2009