Being trans in a pandemic

 | 
01/18/2021

Growing up a trans woman in rural northeastern Thailand for the first 16 years of her life, Minty* was often ridiculed and physically abused by elders in her family and neighbourhood children for her effeminate demeanour, which forced her to run away to an unknown future in Bangkok. Arriving in the capital, she was befriended by the LGBTI community and tried her hands at a number of jobs until she was fortunate enough to land a gig as a makeup apprentice at a local cosmetic company. For seven years, she worked hard to rise up the ranks until she became a popular makeup artist at bridal events and fashion shows. Just when Minty’s career prospects seemed to be improving, along came Covid-19, a pandemic that has devastated economies globally and caused countless deaths in all four corners of the world, including Thailand.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
As campaigning for the UK general election hots up, concerns are being raised by the trans community on several key issues, including conversion therapy, …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
A new report details a wave of attacks on gay men in France carried out by young perpetrators using hook-up apps to lure their …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
As the LGBTQ+ community continues to face discriminatory legislation across the country, there are also a number of active court cases making their way …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/28/2024
The city government here has issued a certificate of residence to a same-sex couple, listing their relationship in the same way as those in …
Added on: 05/27/2024
The Government of Indonesia is proposing a media bill that raises serious concerns about freedom of expression. The bill, if passed, would ban “LGBT …
Added on: 05/27/2024
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Transgender individuals from Afghanistan have filed a petition with the Peshawar High Court, seeking protection from forced deportation by Pakistan. The petitioners …