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Trapped Beneath The Transgender Glass Ceiling

Shut out and harassed, young professionals who defy gender stereotypes are struggling to get ahead at work Fluent in both English and Russian, 30-year-old Kaona Saowakun is freelancing as a translator and interpreter to pay the bills. When he can, he puts aside some cash to save up for his dream of undergoing gender reassignment…

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Kaona Saowakun: Transgender Human Rights Defender From Thailand

Kaona Saowakun talks to ISHR about his work advocating for, and the challenges faced by, trans-gender people. Kaona is a human rights defender from Thailand working on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues. He started his work as a human rights defender in 2012 as a volunteer for Anjaree Foundation. In 2013, he became co-chair…

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A Tricky Transition

Two female-to-male transsexuals open up about the difficulties they have faced with their sexuality, families, and winning acceptance Born a girl, today Parit Chomchuen, right, and Kritipat Chotidhanitsakul are content living the life of a transman. Shunned by loved ones and looked on as fake men by outsiders, they often fall prey to emotional and…

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