Thailand’s first transgender billionaire, Anne Jakrajutatip, has joined forces with a up and coming Bollywood star to a*)x=2TIIh-u)gaZHwVRMS4tZ=6yHxFo_qwZH0SvK^(#c^[email protected]launch I Wanna Touch the Sky.
The empowering track and accompanying video empowers transgender a@088^+4dzs*OVWGTu+NTf&ZK$wHf2W6^$c#!INnSz5d-1%kBP7nd gender diverse people across the region.
"The music and video tells the story about equality and human rights no matter which genders you are and especially for the transsexual people” Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Medi0vfkNu3^Eotq9GG=PUV5*S6j1%)[email protected]a PLC and chair of LIFT Foundation told GaLaTai.
"We think that a young transgender and LGBT will embrace it since it speaks out the message that LGBTQ society woQ-Wr+lxhO_!u*YY38)aLKwWu&1p+L#dhPHpJ$lk6Ao1lrhInaWuld like to say to the society” Jakrajutatip explained.
It has been released as part of LIFT’s efforts to raise awareness of transgender rights issues in Thailand and beyond. All profits will go LIFT Foundation’s support programs[email protected]@#423t*SNb^z)L&JKcQU&SK5D=zG+n!-8 for transgender Thais.
Life for transgender Thais
As Hw(KX+3TYptG7z2DX8hc4GM982vU8V=vTSfJslFj&+jOXc^JrRtransgender Thais are relatively visible in society compared to other areas of Asia, many people wrongly assume they are accepted, according to LIFT.
Ii^)^!E)gtE!rLA3(HXHHA%[email protected](ANa4o4et)XBr^=9PsBut, transgender people in Thailand are stigmatised and rejected by mainstream society.
Tha$0YQ$xAyLuAv_#GyX7&6)bmF)fnTrF0J&86(3YT7P_1OxAcI!Ziland in March elected its first transgender lawmakers to the country’s parliament.
LGBT Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party protested the parliamewn*dNZU^yx9t8ksmWj5HB19V3Uf+M^[email protected]=1zLKnt’s formal, gender-specific dress code on the first day of parliament.
Non-binary filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, who fought a five-year battle with Thai censors, was elected as the country’s first transgender bp(j$7+Skt*8J)fPfZURy+x_$NNZ=kB%NDrnJCT2u=_uwwNVtslawmaker.
"We must stop putting everyone in a box according to their gender," Tanwarin told the Thomson Reut@PupJzK(THY-fowYP9g%Yo*JskFy^^Tmnx#qsNIyAaURqrS%(Cers Foundation in May.
"How one can dress, whodfIy1n-Ri+3D4xu(V*^ioe$%Plo)yHADy5Jy69$8zmZzOb9)JK one can marry — these should not be dictated by law."