Wednesday, 16 December 2015 22:37

Thailand Opens First Support And Health Center For Transgender People

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For the first time, a center dedicated to providing help, support and health treatments for the transgender community will be opened in Thailand.

Thailand is trying to improve its laws for the LGBT community. While the equal marriage is not yet possible, a bill was introduced in 2012 before being suspended in March, the government adopted a protective law, the Gender Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on gender identity and sexual orientation.

It is currently possible for transgender people to legally change sex, and soon the country will recognize a third gender in its new constitution.

The Thai Red Cross Aids Research Centre has opened this center for transgender people, the Tangerine Community Health Centre, which will strive to "to be a model for quality health services and research for the transgender community."

Open Monday to Friday, the center will be located in the city of Bangkok.

Photo by Tangerine Centre