Translations:Gender-variant identities worldwide/44/en

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  • In Thailand, kathoey refers to trans women or effeminate gay men. However, a lot of people perceive kathoeys as a third gender.[1] Many kathoeys work in traditionally female occupations such as in shops or restaurants, but also in factories. They can also works in cabarets and as sex workers.[2]
  • Winter, Sam (2003). Research and discussion paper: Language and identity in transgender: gender wars and the case of the Thai kathoey. Paper presented at the Hawaii conference on Social Sciences, Waikiki, June 2003. Article online.
  • Winter S, Udomsak N (2002). Male, Female and Transgender: Stereotypes and Self in ThailandInternational Journal of Transgenderism. 6,1