Transgender activist and lecturer sues Thammasat University in Bangkok for discrimination

Kath Khangpiboon, Thailand’s first transgender university lecturer, is suing her employer for discrimination.


On Monday Khangpiboon filed the lawsuit against the Thammasat University in Bangkok with claims that her human rights had been violated.


Khangpiboon was accepted for a teaching position at the university last year but was prevented from working on the campus for nine months. A university’s screening committee eventually retracted the offer citing to several media platforms that this was a result of unspecified “inappropriate behavior”.


The university said she was rejected for the teaching position based on a photo she once posted on Facebook of a penis shaped lipstick.


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