The Secret Life of Transgender Women “Ladyboys” in Thailand’s Muslim Majority South

Maskul and Sohoh are practising Muslims and they’re also transgender women. “It’s very difficult to be like us,” Maskul says in English. “In Pattani it’s a big bad thing to be transgender.”

The Secret Life of Transgender Women “Ladyboys” in Thailand’s Muslim Majority South

  PATTANI – Whenever Ardulmalik Maskul returns from Bangkok to her hometown in Pattani province in southern Thailand, she undergoes a transformation. She removes her make-up, changes into trousers and begins to mind her manners. Mostly, though, she doesn’t leave the house. Asan Sohoh engages in similar sartorial subterfuge on her return visits to Pattani. […]