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How to treat ‘katoey’: Thai Transgender Alliance hands out guidelines to military

Don’t ask to see their breasts or if they still have a penis’
These are just some of the behaviors Thai military officers should cut out when it comes to how to treat a ladyboytransgender draftees, according to new guidelines released by Thai Transgender Alliance for Human Rights (TGA).

The “When You Meet A Katoey” manual, recently released in both Thai and English languages, aims to guide military officers on how to properly treat transgender individuals on their conscription day, as some officers reportedly still behave towards transgender conscripts in ways that could violate their privacy.

“In some regions, violations of human rights still occur because military officers do not understand katoeys. For example, officers mocked and embarrassed them, asked to see their breasts or if they have had a sex change operation,” Ronnabhumi Sammakkarom, president of TGA, told Coconuts.

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