Inthe Thai National Assembly debated allowing transgender people to legally change their names after having a sex change operation, but as of this change had not been passed. About eight percent of the Thai population, five million people, are thought to be in the LGBT demographic. Most Thais agree with same sex marriage". As participants were preparing to march, a local political group surrounded the compound where they had gathered, shouting insults through megaphones and throwing fruit and rocks at the building. Gender Equality Act B.
In short, the doors of government agencies and large corporations are still closed to transgender women.
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On 26 Decemberin a report in the Bangkok Postthe Rajabat Institute Council, the collective governing body of all of Thailand's colleges, declared that it would bar homosexuals from enrolling in any of its teacher training schools, the idea of Deputy Education Minister Suraporn Danaitangtrakul. Transgender people are quite common in Thai popular entertainment, television shows and nightclub performances, however, transgender people lack various legal rights compared to the rest of the population,   and may face discrimination from society. MSMs allowed to donate blood. Other identities include angeeskathoeys who are attracted to tomsand adamsmen who are attracted to toms. Book Category Asia portal. Thai has also adopted the word "lesbian" from English:
Under this law, discrimination against a male, female or "a person who has a sexual expression different from that person's original sex" is punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 20, baht. Visit our adblocking instructions page. Home News Sport Business. Retrieved 7 June Toms are not necessarily lesbian or bisexual, but may be perceived as such by others. For several years, the official policy of Thai prisons has been to respect and recognize sexual diversityplacing inmates in cells based on their stated gender and sexual orientation.