|Ratchanichon Chailangka from Thailand, presenting Asian Transmen Issues. He share his life story and some issues in the Asian countries.|
|Kai from Thailand. One of the workshop participant and invited by|
Ratchanichon Chailangka to share his story. Same as Hiker, he didn't aware at the early stage of his life, that he was intersex or in term of Thai, a clean man.
Kai said that is important to spread out the information. Exactly. If people (especially parents) understand about intersex and know how to handle it, the above tragic event could be avoided.
|"When you do your job, you use your brain, why is gender matter?" Chan, from Thailand share his experience being turned down for a job interview just because he stated as male while his official documents stated another way.|
|Toto also share his issue as a transman in Thailand. He always wear trousers and turned down to sit on an college/university exam because on his document stated female the institution expected he to wear skirt.|
Ok, so that good news for our transgender, transexual friends if as these participants stated, "in the future all countries in the region should follow Singapore policy." How about gay and lesbian movement? Are these sexuality group also enjoyed equality treatment from the government of Singapore? I asked.
These two participants in union have assured me, yes! Singapore is the most tolerant government in the region. There is no discriminations and all NGOs are supported by government.
That's really something new to me. But anyway, I'm not Singaporean citizen so I would invite our Singaporean LGBTIQ friends to clarify this discussion.
Posted by: Ernest J.K. Wen