Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thailand...The Land of Opportunity?

Not so much for transgender women who are forced  to attend conscription for the nation's army.
Every April, Thai men who turn 21 must either volunteer to serve for six months in the military or take their chances in a lottery, where a choice of black ticket lets them go home but a red ticket means they must serve for two years.
Now, while many are mostly exempt from taking part in service, if they don't get the proper exemption documents they have to go along.
This has caused huge embarrassment and stress for many Thai trans women, and caused outcry from LGBT communities,
For more, go here.



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