29 July 2008

From Thailand...

Image from BBC

A secondary school in northeastern Bangkok has put in a third toilet for transgender students.

"Boys" who would rather be girls are very happy having their own space to put on makeup and such.

But as an activist says in the article, down the road they would rather be full women, and use women's restrooms.

Transpeople are very visible in Thailand, but are limited to entertainment, prostitution, and other select industries, rarely making it into the professional world. They don't even have legal status, in fact! I'm fed up with the white liberals considering the rampant homophobia and heteronormativity of Thailand and other Asian societies to be "trans-friendly."


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