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Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand

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  1. Emma Whitaker 4 Jan 2012, 2:34pm

    Can you tell the rest of the companies to follow suit as this is the job I want to do, and don’t understand the words high risk! Trans-gender does not mean non-blend I blend in very well and am happy to be a TG Lesbian girl, I just wish airline companies would take a chance!

  2. Emma Whitaker 4 Jan 2012, 2:36pm

    In fact why not find me on facebook then tell the airline companies how passable I am xx

  3. Stuart Neyton 4 Jan 2012, 2:44pm

    why do they have different coloured name badges? And why are they advertising the fact they’ve gone out of their way to hire transgender staff? Can’t they just hire staff non-discriminatorily? The term “ladyboy” is still offensive unless it’s how the person self-defines.

    1. @ Stuar Neyton My thoughts exactly on the “different colored badges” it initially makes no sense!
      Although upon reflection one thought does occur, whilst there is no benefit to identifying the transgender crew to passengers. Perhaps there was another reason such as enabling the crew to pass though screening or security with recognition and without complications. In which case would rather see an icon or logo which would identify them to authority but not necessarily passengers if this was the logic associated with the color tag.

      1. Didn’t the Jews have a yellow star, same thing in my opinion, why need to be indetified at all?

        1. The Jews wore a star of David the gay men wore a pink triangle

          1. The point I was trying to make is why they need to wear any form of marker to identify them as Trans?

          2. David Myers 6 Jan 2012, 8:40am

            It was actually two yellow triangles inverted together forming the yellow six pointed “star of David”. Gay Jews wore the two inverted triangles, one of them pink. The pink triangle prisoners were absolutely on the lowest level of the pecking order, even below the Jews.

  4. DJ Sheepiesheep 4 Jan 2012, 6:02pm

    Wouldn’t the World be an easier place if we just deconstructed gender. In other words we could wear what we want, date who we want and marry who we want. It simply should not matter if we were born with male or female parts.

    With apologies to Dr King, I dream of the day that we judge our flight attendants by the content of their character, not the content of their underpants!

  5. I would fly them before I would fly other homophobic airlines.

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