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    Jul 30, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7529227.stm

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    Jul 30, 2008 2:10 PM GMT
    I asked the headmaster whether they were not too young to be making decisions about their gender.

    He said that, in his 35 years of working in the Thai education system, he had come across many boys like this, and they never changed. Many go on as adults to have sex-change surgery, while others will live as gay men, he said.

    Thailand is well known for its tolerance of transgender men, and they are very visible in everyday life. Sex-change surgery has become a speciality of the Thai health industry, and it is relatively inexpensive; patients come here from all over the world for the operation.


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  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 30, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    My school has toilets that have both symbols on them, too.
  • joggerva

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    Jul 30, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    That's pretty cool.

    It reminds me of a Trans 101 seminar that we organized at a local university. The restroom question inevitably came up, and someone put signs over the male and female signs indicating "gender-neutral" restrooms. It was interesting to see that it made some non-trans people uncomfortable, so they went down the hall to use gender-assigned restrooms. Turned out to be an interesting discussion point and allowed people to experience how uncomfortable it can be to trans people to not have a restroom specifically for them.
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    Jul 30, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    Wow...that's AWESOME! I just didn't know there were that many individuals in Thailand who were or considered themselves to be Transexuals. Neato!
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    Jul 30, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    I kinda have to laugh - my college had a policy of allowing co-ed bathrooms in the dorms if no one objected. No one ever did and so I got very used to showering and what not next to girls. It was always a little jarring going back into the 'real world' after awhile!