Thai school gives transvestites restroom of their own

One for the weird news - June 18, 2004
Oh, the weird news columns around the globe are going to love this: Thai school gives transvestites restroom of their own
Snubbed by both men and women, transvestite students at the Chiang Mai Technology School just wanted a restroom to call their own--and were granted their wish.
Dubbed the Pink Lotus Bathroom, the facility is exclusively for the school's 15 transvestite students and features four stalls, but no urinals. On the door hangs a sign with intertwined male and female symbols.
"They would come in the morning and use the women's bathrooms, but the women were annoyed, didn't like it or played pranks on them," said Posaporn Promprakai, registrar of the school in Chiang Mai province, about 580 kilometers (360 miles) north of Bangkok.
The transvestites _ who must wear male attire at school but are allowed to sport girlie hairdos--switched to the men's bathrooms, only to run into more trouble.
"The men teased them, chased them, and they came screaming and in tears again," Posaporn told The Associated Press....
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