Thailand’s first transgender billionaire, Anne Jakrajutatip, has joined forces with a uS+v12FxxiQQH1H8O7LUBuFqoP5W4AZ-11d#eA^J&-R*crMf-HKp and coming Bollywood star to launch I Wanna Touch the Sky.
The empowering track and accompanying vi9pnaRe=#Z_oHmwf!eqM0v1$&=fnD_mO^^q#ONNQ!fAh5E9-a+mdeo empowers transgender and gender diverse people across the region.
"The music and video tells the story about equality and human rights no matter which genders you are and especially for the transsexual people” Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media PLC and QOY*[email protected]#4UkA2P=XkR7oTqN$Z+Gy$!g!bar2wRMzchair of LIFT Foundation told GaLaTai.
"We think that a young transgender and LGBT will embrace it since it speaks out the message that LGBTQ society would like to say to the socie[email protected]!%7BD!tF)epWh$NfZBOoHjAn5vN!XZi1P38s&IRxEty” 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 proPV!hVoYfV2aNKf(2(Nqz+ha!Pr6z4(xLqpo*VaAbZOeOYytQ61grams for transgender Thais.
Life for transgender Thais
BPv=pkaWeBcr#E2k%[email protected]=WAs transgender Thais are relatively 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 mainsxnEHuRjl)Bjg9Z=utDhqog^&G3ThGJmWbdBbOiem^Enj&Sy7vFtream society.
Thailand in March elected its first transgender lBi+W=)Xb-NpVuEoLqC-6K1vj8JtH$J2^Cl^h4g$rnDlB&)ehRTawmakers to the country’s parliament.
LGBT Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party protested the parliament’s formal, gender-specific dr$N0FgA3AbGeg5SGxdbmgt^Q-Iv!9g#f6X%[email protected]_lpTZess code on the first day of parliament.
Non-binary filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, who fought a five-year battlutSDGJ%Abh=2Zl3g7oEIF6Z3A$tFk9*l7pBxX)uA7#H3^ifu=%e with Thai censors, was elected as the country’s first transgender lawmaker.
"We must stop putting everyone in a box according to their gender," Tanwari1#y%shiNMw_=6xSNC+S*j$3!)54OH+J^mpNwPICs+kVdLR1dson told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in May.
"HoEweSR$Ox2x=6eq(mt)^3Wh)[email protected]w one can dress, who one can marry — these should not be dictated by law."