Thailand’s first transgender billionaire, Anne Jakrajutatip, has joined forces w[email protected]&+wzccOQ&x5HG-m$-YZhith a up and coming Bollywood star to launch I Wanna Touch the Sky.
The empowering track and accompanying k36$65SpCxtnlOC6!WYwynj$I08Uy_N6I!tqlu!hT#@fB6$Yf-video empowers transgender and gender diverse people across the region.
"The music and video tells the story about equality and human rights no matter which genders you are and especially fors4K&cY(@y=xcg4_QbEAxbjqws&0YRy8^8NC+ROs!Y([email protected]_dr the transsexual people” Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media PLC and chair of LIFT Foundation told GaLaTai.
"We think that a V&rlPwrG_j0OOSoMOD#(!Mhf(IFkeP1zMJW6_kLcVj6E=zObA_young transgender and LGBT will embrace it since it speaks out the message that LGBTQ society would like to say to the society” Jakrajutatip explained.
The groundbreaking music video features Bollywood’s rising star,[email protected]!WgF=SE-QGUzr1K3)v0)wTRHF%KDcZh Ashish Sharma.
It has been released as part of LIFT’s efforts to rag#@[email protected]^[email protected]ise awareness of transgender rights issues in Thailand and beyond. All profits will go LIFT Foundation’s support programs for transgender Thais.
Life for transgender Thais
As transgender Thais are relativeJJ0B$=#[email protected]@#1^BIN$z5_ZR)OdIdtn(lUL*[email protected]+gE&o7l(Faly visible in society compared to other areas of Asia, many people wrongly assume they are accepted, according to LIFT.
But, transgender people in Thailand are stigmatised and rejected by ma#DK4syh1OtZARWDZ^PKHAET_N8v^n%nF3+)1Ttug+SHjE%9^tMinstream society.
Thailand in March elected its first transgender lawmakers to the country’s parl+DFws%+AGUJQv7yJ+q%lM1q1zGd!C4AkKxh3=vK14toc6xDkI5iament.
LGBT Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party protested the parliament’s formal, gender-specific dress code on the firstLnOTK6p4ZdQ_EtQxWeDJJ=N+SbsY2SZQenm1yLtQJQ8pGKkU3Z day of parliament.
Non-binary filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, who fought a five-year battle with Thai censors, was [email protected](w8uQLbO6K(V0NV4L($yO_At#logOruhZidSaelected as the country’s first transgender lawmaker.
"We must stop putting everyonez6_fJgB4sZW_9aA)SrOwlP4YW!#3!JR1V6yVV!vSe*Q$v&!zuf in a box according to their gender," Tanwarin told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in May.
"How one can dress, who one can marry — these should not be dictated b)kZ04_ruq_!7hoZ(fDHgByHn+noT9lNF$xHiQQRJa6T7*Z)u^oy law."