Kathoey or katoey (Thai: กะเทย), is a word used in Thailand to describe a trans woman, a person of a third gender, an intersex person, or an effeminate gay man. It is most often rendered as "ladyboy" in English. The term can be considered pejorative; It has a meaning similar to the English language 'fairy' or 'queen'.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia article on "kathoey"
- Gender-variant identities worldwide#Identities in Asia
- Glossary of Thai gender and sex terminology
References[edit | edit source]
- Nanda, Serena (7 April 2008). "Sex-Gender Diversity: a cross-cultural perspective". Transgender Asia. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008.
- Winter, Sam (4 February 2003). "Research and discussion paper: Language and identity in transgender: gender wars and the case of the Thai kathoey". Transgender Asia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
- CPAmedia.com: Thailand's Women of the Second Kind (archive)
- Matzner, Andrew (11 November 2002). "On the Question of Origins: Kathoey and Thai Culture". Transgender Asia. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008.