Thai Magazine Showcases ‘Gentle Trans Men’

A thoroughly progressive first-anniversary issue cover.

LGBT publication Prism launched one year ago. To mark their first anniversary, they have released a December 2016 issue cover that is both a tonic and a triumph, showcasing seven transgender men.

The issue is not yet available in English; however, local blog Coconuts Bangkok notes that the cover amounts to ‘rare exposure for the [trans] community in Thai media.’ From their write-up:

The issue “Gentle Trans Men” aims to create understanding and expose readers to the world of trans men, a community often mixed up with toms, queer women who identify as male and have a masculine identity; the label of which is unique to Thailand.

Kudos to editor in chief Wattina Tna Thongmit, photographer Surachai Saengsuwan and the rest of the Prism team.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.