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In the newspaper this morning :) -Gabby: ed in NTm fa of use Muay Thai boxer Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk, right, who is transgender, kicks Priewpak Sorjor Wichit-Padrew during a boxding match at the Rajadamnern Stadium In Bangkok PHOTOS REUTERS Transgender boxer winning battle for acceptance THAILAND: Clad in a pink tank top and shorts, her face made up with rouge and red lipstick transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a formidable opponent. counters, but they cannot change their gender designation on ident- ity papers, despite a 2015 law against gender-based discrimi- nation. Just ask Karun "Priewpak" Kaemlam, a male fighter who lost a thrilling five-round match to Rose, as she is generally known earlier this month to fight her After more than 300 fights racking up 30 of her 150 wins through knockouts, Rose said she was finally allowed to fight at Rajadamnern Stadium. Puttipong Plukram, the owner of the camp in the northeastern province of Buriram where Rose trains, calls her a "great role model", citing her diligence in chores and training, and saying she often runs farther than anyone I wasn't able to fight her strength and big build," Priewpak said. She fights like a man because she is really a man," added Priewpak, who suffered a gash above his right eye in the fight. It was the second consecutive win for Rose in the revered Muay Thai arena at Rajadamnern Stadium after becoming the first transgender boxer to fight there last month else. her," said Puttipong, 56 Parinya 2004 film Beautiful Boxer Everyone respects and adores Rose is not Thailand's first transgender boxer. That was NongToom Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk prepares for her boxing match at the Rajadamnern Charoenphol, the subject of the The crowd was clearly in her Stadium. corner, cheering wildly for her Toom eventually ran a boxing Born Somros Polchareon, Rose it would be embarrassing if they school and Rose someday hopes to sald she identified as a woman at being a transgender mean that we're weak," Rose said after the fight. "We can achieve makeup and a sports bra in the don't care about them." anything as well." doesn't won or lost," she said. do the same. Rone me said an early age and began wearing Istill face those insults, but I Rose also aspires to be an ambassador for Muay Thai around Thailand is widely seen as a paradise for gay and transgender at eight, following in the fooksteps has done most of her fighting, her people, but many say they are The 21 year-old started boxingIn the rural towns where she ring the world, and urges transgender boxers in rural areas not to be dis- couraged by early setbacks. e an uncle, a Muay Thai fighter appearance disconcerted some of treated as second-class citizes. are who encouraged ber to train. Her her male opponents. twin brother is also a Muay ThaiThey would say they didn't television, in beauty They have to fall first and Transgender women figure on overcome that, then the finish line and won't be far out of reach. want to fight with a gay person, as at hair salons and cosmetics In the newspaper this morning :) -Gabby

In the newspaper this morning :) -Gabby

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On the left is Christian Bale in the 2004 film The Machinist- the film he did before being cast as Batman in Batman Begins. Check out (Th...

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