Thai Transgender Alliance Announces Series of IDAHOT Events
Thailand’s contribution to this years May 17 commemorations is being headed up by the Thai Transgender Alliance (Thai TGA) who have just announced a series of events for IDAHOT 2013. Thai TGA is a nonprofit organisation working for the human rights and sexual health of transgender people in Thailand. The group made international headlines in January after they openly denounced IKEA’s "negative and stereotypical" ad campaign, which depicted an MTF trans woman in a "deceitful" light. Apply
Their line up for IDAHOT 2013 is as follows:
1. Pre-event for IDAHOT:
Thai TGA will co-organize a participatory workshop with Miss Tiffany Company, the world-renowned transwoman beauty pageant organization in Thailand. The workshop will be conducted on Monday 29, April with 27 transwoman finalists. The workshop will focus on raising awareness of IDAHOT, sexual rights and other human rights related to transwoman in Thailand. We will also invite medias, journalists and other famous trans celebrities to join this event taken place in Pattaya.
2 Event on IDAHOT
Thai TGA and Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organize a one day IDAHOT event on May 17 at the NHRC office. The panel discussion will cover several topics, for instance, global movement on IDAHOT, the result of the workshop with Miss Tiffany, the results dissemination of the project on "Trans Rights Watch for Military Recruitment" conducted by Thai TGA.
The project has been continued to follow up with the implementation of Ministry of Defense that has exempted Thai transwomen from the military services, but the paper used to be written as "mental disorder", or "sexual deviance". Since last year, the new term has been introduced as "GID". However we have translated into Thai language as "Gender is incompatible with sex at birth".
For more infomation log onto www.thaitga.com // www.facebook.com/thaitga