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On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:44 PM, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I don't know of any conlangs but Thailand has "kathoeys" ("ladyboys" in
>> English) who are from what I have read are actually recognized legally as a
>> third gender.
>
> According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathoey there is zero
> recognition, and indeed less than in most Western countries that at
> least allow one to legally change genders to one of the standard two.
>
> Do you have a better, contradicting source?

What I read was an article from an expat living in Thailand on an
expat website.  It's not about changing genders, they are regarded as
a third gender.

http://www.escapefromamerica.com/2010/04/nightlife-in-thailand/