NADA CHAIYAJIT AND JIMMY CHOTIDHANITSAKUL – Human Rights Defenders
I think we are extraordinary people. We were born for some reasons. We have challenges. We have to finish this. —Nada
Years ago, I was waiting for someone who is a trans man to come out in the media, but nobody did it. So I think ‘I have to do it myself’, because if I don’t do it, who else would? So I had to speak that day. —Jimmy
Nada Chaiyajit is an intersex trans activist who is proud of her gender identity, expression and body. She has recently finished her Bachelor Degree in Law, and dreams about becoming a politician in the future. She writes articles and holds lectures about LGBTI issues, with a special focus on sexual health and access to justice for trans persons. Recently, Nada was the LGBTI Representative of the Thai Civil Society Organizations’ Coalition and gave a speech at the 2016 Universal Periodic Review Side Conference for SOGI Rights at the UN in Geneva.
Jimmy Chotidhanitsakul is the first person in Thailand to come out publicly as a trans man. He works as a TV Host and Producer of entertainment and travel shows on Thailand’s Ping Channel. He is also the Co-Founder and former Chairman of the Transmen Alliance of Thailand, and has a prominent role in raising awareness about the lives of trans men in the country, working as a lecturer and public speaker.
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