It is that point of the yr in Thailand the place the federal government holds a military recruitment lottery for males who’ve turned 21.
Recruits are randomly chosen at navy call-up occasions, which entails Thai males aged 21 to 26.
For transgender girls in Thailand whose intercourse continues to be formally listed as “male”, they nonetheless have to participate on this occasion.
Nevertheless, in response to Yahoo News, these girls have to point out medical certificates proving their new gender. This then excuses them from service as transgender girls are usually not allowed within the Thai military.
On Apr. 2, a Thairath video reported on a current occasion, that includes a number of transgender girls who had turned up.
Pictures circulated on-line on Apr. 3 additionally confirmed transgender girls posing with their exemption certificates:
It’s possible that a number of the images within the Fb put up are from earlier years’ occasions.
Thaiger beforehand reported on a Miss Trans Universe 2018 magnificence queen, Isaree ‘Nat’ Mungman, who confirmed up on the occasion in 2018:
This occasion has persistently sparked debate on gender and conscription norms in Thailand.
Coconuts Thailand reported that one of many transgender girls who attended the conscription occasion at Phutsanulok province this yr stated that transgender girls needs to be allowed to serve within the navy.
Others known as her a “hypocrite” for being pro-conscription because the present coverage doesn’t permit for her to be drafted.
High picture through Tai Bao Bei/FB.