Somros “Rose” Polchareon is a 19 year-old Muay Thai (Thai boxing) champion. Rose is a trans woman and a fierce competitor in a sport that is a sacred part of Thai culture. 144 more words
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FREE screening of the film ‘Beautiful Boxer’ for Dr Minna Shkul’s University of Sheffield LGBT Studies module.
Thai drama Beautiful Boxer is based on the true story of Nong Toom (Asanee Suwan), a skilled professional Muay Thai martial artist who was determined to become the best, not just to escape the grinding poverty of his rural upbringing, but also to fulfill a hidden desire to undergo a sex change operation and become a woman. 23 more words