“Transvestite Toilets” Hit Thailand

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Here’s an intriguing way to accommodate cross-dressing students:

A secondary school in rural Thailand has designed a new bathroom that it calls a “transvestite toilet” for its growing community of cross-dressers.

The Kampang School in northeastern Thailand conducted a survey last term that showed more than 200 of the school’s 2,600 students considered themselves transvestites, said school director Sitisak Sumontha.

So, when classes resumed in May, the school unveiled a unisex restroom designated by a human figure split into two, half man in blue, and half female in red. Below the figure, it says, “Transvestite Toilet.”

Surely it’s great that schools aren’t alienating the students, but wouldn’t a simple “unisex” toilet have been sufficient? Though progressive, this method does ultimately marginalize…