The ranks of trans politicians around the world just increased by one. Congrats to Yollada ‘Nok’ Suanyot who made history in her homeland.
The Thai provincial elections were held May 27 and Yollada was running as an independent candidate in her home province of Nan that is located along the Thai-Laos border. She beat out two male candidates of which one of them was from the better funded national ruling party to boot to win that election.
So yep, it’s another victory #GirlsLikeUs around the world can celebrate. Told y’all we transwoman can do anything we set our minds to if given the chance and the opportunity to do so.
Yollada is now the highest ranking trans politician in Thailand, and here’s hoping she continues her rise in Thailand’s political ranks to where she ends up in their national legislature.
Only time will tell if that happens, but in this enterprising woman’s case I wouldn’t bet against her pulling it off.