Thai Transgender Prime Minister Hopeful Pauline Ngarmpring Rally

Published March 10, 2019 0 Plays

Rumble Thailand's first transgender candidate for prime minister and her supporters took to the streets this weekend - rallying support ahead of the country's elections this month.

Pauline Ngarmpring, 52, was born a man and had a hugely successful business promoting sports before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in the United States three years ago.

She returned to Bangkok and became involved in politics, joining the Mahachon Party, and championing the rights of the country's large openly LGBT population of more than seven million people.

Pauline, who was born as Pinit Ngarmpring, is now hoping to beat the current military dictator, Prayut Chan-o-cha, and become the country’s first transgender prime minister when locals vote on March 24.

Footage shows her campaigning with her supporters, including a number of Thai ladyboys, yesterday in the Chatuchak area of Bangkok.