Thai transgender women pose with certificates exempting them from national service

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Glamorous Thai transgender women pose with certificates exempting them from national service because they are forced to attend annual tour day

  • Thai transgender women have released themselves from military service today
  • They are made to attend the annual conscription events for the country’s military
  • Transgender women must present medical certificates proving their new gender

Thousands of transgender women proudly exempted themselves from military service in Thailand today after being forced to attend conscription for the nation’s military despite not identifying themselves as men.

Thailand requires every man aged 21 or older to attend a ‘lottery’ day, where they must enroll in the military for a period of two years before being randomly recruited.

Transgender women – who still have a male birth certificate – are required by law to attend the events to show medical certificates proving their new gender, which excuses them from serving as trans women are not allowed in the Thai military.

Enchanting beauty queen Narisara Aonwang, 23, arrived at the facility in Phitsanulok province with documents showing that she had undergone gender reassignment.

But she insisted: ‘I’m not afraid to enlist, but the Thai military still discriminates against women like me. Straight women are allowed to register for military service.

Thousands of transgender women (pictured) proudly released themselves from military service in Thailand today

They are required by law to attend conscription events for the nation's military, despite not identifying as men

They are required by law to attend conscription events for the nation's military, despite not identifying as men

Thousands of transgender women (pictured) proudly exempted themselves from military service in Thailand today after being forced to attend conscription for the nation’s military despite not identifying as men

Thailand requires every man aged 21 or older to attend a 'lottery' day, where they must sign up for the military for a period of two years, before being randomly recruited

Thailand requires every man aged 21 or older to attend a 'lottery' day, where they must sign up for the military for a period of two years, before being randomly recruited

Thailand requires every man aged 21 or older to attend a ‘lottery’ day, where they must sign up for the military for a period of two years, before being randomly recruited

Transgender women - who still have a male birth certificate - are required by law to attend the events to present medical certificates proving their new gender

Transgender women - who still have a male birth certificate - are required by law to attend the events to present medical certificates proving their new gender

Transgender women – who still have a male birth certificate – are required by law to attend the events to present medical certificates proving their new gender

‘I think we should have the same rights as other straight women. When they finally allow us to sign, I’ll be the first to request it. ‘

Aside from her beauty titles and awards, she also brought her certificate indicating that she was still studying a degree in education from Sukhothai College.

Narisara had been at the annual event for three years now to prove her gender, as is expected of her until she turns 26 years old.

This excuses them on duty as transgender women (above) are not allowed in Thai military service

This excuses them on duty as transgender women (above) are not allowed in Thai military service

Thousands of transgender women have proudly released themselves from military service in Thailand today

Thousands of transgender women have proudly released themselves from military service in Thailand today

This excuses them on duty as transgender women (above) are not allowed in Thai military service

Enchanting beauty queen Narisara Aonwang, 23, arrived at the facility in Phitsanulok province with documents showing that she had undergone gender reassignment.  In the photo, two women pose with their exemption forms

Enchanting beauty queen Narisara Aonwang, 23, arrived at the facility in Phitsanulok province with documents showing that she had undergone gender reassignment.  In the photo, two women pose with their exemption forms

Enchanting beauty queen Narisara Aonwang, 23, arrived at the facility in Phitsanulok province with documents showing that she had undergone gender reassignment. In the photo, two women pose with their exemption forms

The events, where men and transgender women queue for hours to find out their fate, will be held across the country until April 9.

The events, where men and transgender women queue for hours to find out their fate, will be held across the country until April 9.

A woman posing with her exemption form

A woman posing with her exemption form

The events, where men and transgender women queue for hours to find out their fate, will be held across the country until April 9.

The events, where men and transgender women queue for hours to find out their fate, will take place across the country until April 9.

In Phitsanulok province, 284 youths came forward on the first day, but only 67 were successfully drafted into the army. Parents whose children were exempt cheered outside the center.

About eight percent of the country’s population is believed to belong to the LGBTQ demographic, but Thai laws still impose restrictions on their rights.

In Phitsanulok province, 284 youths came forward on the first day, but only 67 were successfully drafted into the army

In Phitsanulok province, 284 youths came forward on the first day, but only 67 were successfully drafted into the army

Parents whose children were exempt cheered outside the center

Parents whose children were exempt cheered outside the center

In Phitsanulok province, 284 youths came forward on the first day, but only 67 were successfully drafted into the army. Parents whose children were exempt cheered outside the center

About eight percent of the country's population is believed to belong to the LGBTQ demographic, but Thai law still imposes restrictions on their rights

About eight percent of the country's population is believed to belong to the LGBTQ demographic, but Thai law still imposes restrictions on their rights

About eight percent of the country’s population is believed to belong to the LGBTQ demographic, but Thai law still imposes restrictions on their rights

Aside from not being able to join the military, the community also does not receive the same marital benefits as straight couples, although they are allowed to get married

Aside from being unable to join the military, the community also does not receive the same marital benefits as straight couples, although they are allowed to marry

Thailand's military includes the military, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force and employs approximately 300,000 state personnel

Thailand's military includes the military, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force and employs approximately 300,000 state personnel

Aside from being unable to join the military, the community also does not receive the same marital benefits as straight couples, although they are allowed to marry

Thai men have the option to study the military in high school for three years or attend the national service recruitment where drawing lots are made to choose who will be selected

Thai men have the option to study the military in high school for three years or attend the national service recruitment where drawing lots are made to choose who will be selected

Thai men have the option to study the military in high school for three years or attend the national service recruitment where drawing lots are made to choose who will be selected

Aside from not being able to join the military, the community also doesn’t receive the same marital benefits as straight couples, although they are allowed to get married.

Thailand’s military includes the military, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force and employs approximately 300,000 state personnel.

Thai men have the option of studying the military in high school for three years or attending the National Service recruitment, where drawing lots are made to choose who will be selected.

College and university graduates may also have a shorter one-year period in the military if they volunteer. Some young men also volunteer for the national service because they want to join the military.

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