30 July 2008

Thai Transsexual Toilets

It was bound to happen; in a society which has become renowned for tolerance towards transsexuals, a Thai school in the north east part of the country has built toilets specially for transsexual students. The BBC reports that the principal has said that the transsexual students were teased by the male students when they used the male toilets and the girls didn't fancy sharing their toilet either. So the school did the decent thing and had special toilets built.
The complete story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7529227.stm
However, as the report points out and any seasoned vistor to Thailand will attest to,Thai society tolerates transsexuals but doesn't necessarily accept them. Transsexuals still find difficulty in getting decent paying jobs later in life. Well, at least they're getting somewhere.
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