Among widespread fear of COVID-19, transgender people often become victims of two-fold discrimination, intolerance and social exclusion. Here’s the experience of a young transgender person from rural Isaan.
Edited keynote speech of the forum, “Isaan Women in Politics: Environmental Activism and Democratic Practice,” at Rajabhat Sakon Nakhon University on 25 Ocotober 2019 by Bencharat Sae Chua, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
The Isaan Record12/12/2019
People looked down on my mother because she used marriage to create a better life for us overseas. What’s so shameful about that?
Thailand’s first transgender parliamentarian Tanwarin Sukkhapisit talks about the road to gender equality as the country might become Southeast Asia’s first country to legalize same-sex marriage after Taiwan became Asia’s first this month.
The Isaan Record23/05/2019
A devout Buddhist, Chayootm Sirinantpaiboon became a monk when his mother passed away. But the activist for HIV/AIDS rights soon grew critical of the message that was taught inside the walls of the wat.
The Isaan Record28/12/2018
Migration has been grabbing global news for years. But the rising migration trend of Isaan women to western countries in the past 15 years has gone largely unnoticed.