Thai transgender politician vows to fight for rights of all

Thai political history turned a new page on Sunday when a transgender candidate won a provincial election. The result became a media phenomenon that drew attention across the country, and spread across the world.

“Nan people voted for me, showing that Thai people respect human rights,” Nok Yonlada – or Kirkkong Suanyos, as she is named on her ID card – the new Nan Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO) member-elect, said in an enthusiastic interview with The Nation.

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