PHOTOS: Thailand Crowns New Transexual Miss Tiffany

Though Thailand is home to arguably the largest population of transexuals (where they’re even considered a third gender), that doesn’t mean GLBTs are everyone’s favorite. Pride festivals get shut down; feminine-acting monks are reprimanded; gay clubs get raided; and trans-protections are yanked out of a re-drafted Constitution. But it’s easy to forget all that for the brief moments of the annual trans-only Miss Tiffany Universe, which on Saturday crowned 20-year-old Sorrawee Nattee its new reigning queen. And yes, this pageant has a swimsuit portion.