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Contestants prepare to go on stage during the Miss International Queen 2015 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Contestants prepare to go on stage during the Miss International Queen 2015 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2015. Some 27 contestants from 17 countries, all born male, are competing in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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09 Nov 2015 08:05:00
Muay Thai boxer Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk, who is transgender, trains at a gym in Buriram province, Thailand, July 3, 2017. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Muay Thai boxer Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk, who is transgender, trains at a gym in Buriram province, Thailand, July 3, 2017. Born Somros Polchareon, Rose said she identified as a woman at an early age and began wearing makeup and a sports bra in the ring.(Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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01 Aug 2017 07:22:00
Isabella Santiago of Venezuela (C) is kissed by runner-ups after she was crowned Miss International Queen 2014 at the transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya November 7, 2014. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Isabella Santiago of Venezuela (C) is kissed by runner-ups after she was crowned Miss International Queen 2014 at the transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya November 7, 2014. Some 22 contestants from 18 countries, all born male, competed in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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08 Nov 2014 13:24:00
Contestants prepare backstage during the Angel of Turkey transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Istanbul, Turkey, late May 26, 2016. (Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters)

Contestants prepare backstage during the Angel of Turkey transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Istanbul, Turkey, late May 26, 2016. (Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters)
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29 May 2016 10:23:00
A contestant prepares backstage before the final show of the Miss International Queen 2018 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand March 9, 2018. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

A contestant prepares backstage before the final show of the Miss International Queen 2018 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand March 9, 2018. Twenty-seven international contestants are participating in the annual beauty contest for transgender women which aims to promote the tourism industry in the resort city of Pattaya and create a positive image of transgender people. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
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12 Mar 2018 00:05:00
Kanphitcha Sungsuk, 21, (C), lines up with young men to speak to officers during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok, Thailand, April 6, 2017. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Kanphitcha Sungsuk, 21, (C), lines up with young men to speak to officers during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok, Thailand, April 6, 2017. Thailand is widely seen as a paradise for gay and transgender people, but many complain of being treated as second-class citizens and the obligation to respond to the draft can be a nightmare when they turn 21. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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11 Apr 2017 09:33:00
Contestants run backstage. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Transgender contestants run backstage before the final of the annual Miss Tiffany's Universe 2014 transvestite contest in the beach resort town of Pattaya, May 2, 2014. The contest aims to promote a positive image of transvestites. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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04 May 2014 09:45:00
A reveller dances during “Lou Queernaval” parade, the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) carnival in France, as part of the Carnival of Nice February 19, 2016. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

A reveller dances during “Lou Queernaval” parade, the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) carnival in France, as part of the Carnival of Nice February 19, 2016. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
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21 Feb 2016 11:26:00