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