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Thai School
Introduces Transgender Bathroom

Thai School
Introduces Transgender Bathroom

A secondary school in northeastern Thailand, the Kampang School, has designed a new bathroom for transgender people.

A secondary school in northeastern Thailand, the Kampang School, has designed a new bathroom for transgender people.

The "transvestite toilet," designated by a human figure that's half man (in blue) and half woman (in red), has been in use since classes started in May.

"The Kampang School came up with the idea of the unisex toilet after a survey conducted last term showed that more than 200 of the school's 2,600 students considered themselves transvestites," said school director Sitiak Sumontha, according to the Associated Press.

The introduction of the new toilets is intended to help transgender students go to the restroom in peace. Using the women's restrooms made some students uncomfortable, and going to the men's room often resulted in harassment.

Thailand has always been seen as a liberal country when it comes to LGBT issues. Though the country does not support same-sex unions, the LGBT community is still considered one of the world's most free and open. (The Advocate)

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