Gendered uniforms are mandatory for all schools in Thailand so this struggle has been nationwide for queer people since forever. Also in most public Thai schools hair must be maintained a certain way up until high school–bobs for girls, short back and sides for boys. This is a first big step that I hope motivates other schools to follow suit.
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For Winai Namwong (@mangaday), his comic strip “Mr. Fail: Cartoon for Inter-Human Relationship” is a way to say things that he couldn’t. “It started when I felt sad, disappointed and broken-hearted, and I couldn’t talk to anyone,” the art student at Silpakorn University in Bangkok explains. Winai’s series about solitude helped him feel a little bit less lonely. “It felt good to draw,” he explains, “and it felt even better when I met people who have the same feelings as me.”