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'Not here for decoration': Thai transgender MPs make history in parliament

WorldNews Thursday, 6 June 2019
'Not here for decoration': Thai transgender MPs make history in parliamentThailand's transgender community enjoys a high profile, but still faces major hurdles in the conservative Buddhist-majority kingdom Smiling broadly, Tanwarin triumphantly cast her vote for prime minister as the first transgender MPs enter parliament in Thailand, where tolerance for the LGBT community is not matched by understanding or opportunity in public life. In a sign of that enduring gap, the elderly speaker called for "Mr Tanwarin" to come forward in a vote late Wednesday that saw former junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha elected as premier with the help of a bank of 250 appointed senators. Tanwarin is one of four transgender MPs in the Thai parliament Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, a lawmaker for...
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