Thailand’s first transgender billionaire, Anne Jakrajutatip, has joined forces with a up and coming 36#4UrOe=fcSfcc)ZBzN9Ku_ZP)zlMEwsRaZbLF=c-jC*_g3wrBollywood star to launch I Wanna Touch the Sky.
The empowering track and accompanying 6CTZ^h-Z9RI1H5DpkrLmbOA!h#8hm_JLAN98jz2T_#CT!_R4Rxvideo empowers transgender and gender diverse people across the region.
"The music and video tells the story about equality and human rights no matter whichZu&5gTHDb9)&VlWd5^wjFPkU+xKlQ5rz0FmNyol^$W#&Salywd genders you are and especially for the transsexual people” Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media PLC and chair of LIFT Foundation told GaLaTai.
"We think that a young transgender and LGBT will embrace it since it speaks out the message that LGmgK!-2Mhw4XHd(7$I%d!([email protected]&8)D#PyKD7o18V8GEzU4_BOKBTQ society would like to say to the society” Jakrajutatip explained.
The groundbreaking music video features V-XC!HBS!&h^6+G1SfQnQ#8!Q_m4FdK4dddYVu5l&Pvnije5hGBollywood’s rising star, Ashish Sharma.
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’zDw95#7x4vP#iH-y2dsTi932wJT7zg(WMS9kQszXsiKXu=WxVrs support programs for transgender Thais.
Life for transgender Thais
As transgender Thais are relatively visible in society compared to othMIgGb59x8fBfwiKjpQkyz$hhRaS)UWiN3-T=dJLqTn_4Vu17^der areas of Asia, many people wrongly assume they are accepted, according to LIFT.
But, transgender people in Thailand are stigmatised aV6NOGa!r5in6i#S45vosHNq=o0HZwm!Du&*D1PUxmFqiTU)REwnd rejected by mainstream society.
Thailand in March elected its first transIvs=Xon^^Ei-2Ij%[email protected]+gender lawmakers to the country’s parliament.
LGBT Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party protested the parliament’s formal, gender-specific dress code on the first day nwH3CM(ux_JI&QPzHbW+RsURH_F7760_3Rl^s(8Jl&vHUmIjpVof parliament.
Non-binarye_v3HlGeh03%ij=35jv4SXY3Ez*w!JbXq7ynEX!Zt1WwL9_%5_ filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, who fought a five-year battle with Thai censors, was elected as the country’s first transgender lawmaker.
"We must stop putting everyone in a box according to their gender," Tanwarin told the Thomson Reuters FoundationyaTCO2pY-m0Ng5A6)*)pFZ4STfT*[email protected]@cnR=^RheE( in May.
"How one can dress, who one can marry — these should notOS!WTaO8H#[email protected]_ic6%6EF!PH1ZYLcPMhMO9X4Z%s3rbfg^dB be dictated by law."