• cygnus
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    1 month ago

    Given the long history of kathoey, I’m kinda surprised they weren’t among the first in the world to adopt it. Good news nonetheless.

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      1 month ago

      Yeah, it’s an interesting dichotomy and one that is quite typical of Thai culture, which many people don’t realize is actually conservative in a quiet kind of way.

      For years, LGBT+ people have been tolerated but still not fully accepted by mainstream society. So while LBGT+ people can be out in public and not get harassed like they do in other cultures, they still haven’t had the same legal rights as CIS/straight people. This is why this new legislation is a great move forward in the right direction.