Kaona Saowakun was born in 1985. He has worked as a volunteer for Anjaree Foundation since 2012, then was a Co-Chair of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association Asia in 2013-2015. In 2014, he joined Transmen Alliance (Thailand) as Policy and Advocacy officer. Now, he is also a Technical Advisor for Bing LGBTI in Asia Project of UNDP and a member of the ILGA World 2016 organizing team. He has been involved in LGBTIQ movements in Thailand for four years, and has given many interviews about his advocacy work. He will be part of the Is Bangkok really a gay paradise? panel.