Friday, December 16, 2011

Thai "ladyboy" flight attendants take to the skies

[ via Reuters ] 16 Dec

Thai transsexual ladyboys are taking to the air aboard PC Air as flight attendants for a new airline, a move that some said could be a key step towards still broader acceptance in a nation where they are already unusually visible.

Known as "katoeys" or "ladyboys," transgenders and transsexuals hold mainstream jobs in a variety of fields in Thailand. They are especially common in cosmetics shops or health stores, which almost always have a ladyboy shop assistant.

One of the ladyboys attendant says:
"This is the beginning of the acceptance of transsexuals in Thailand, giving the opportunity for us to work in various fields."


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