The Pattaya Sisters Foundation urged to not stereotype transgender people in Pattaya following a series of pickpocketing incidents allegedly involving transgender people and mostly Indian tourists, saying many tourists now tend to shy away from transgender workers.
The Sisters Foundation, notes TPN, supports transgender individuals attempting to gain them equality in society.
Pornpipat Phothasin, Deputy Director of the Pattaya Sisters Foundation, revealed on Friday, July 29th, regarding an ongoing series of gold-snatching incidents allegedly involving transgender people and Indian tourists, that she suspected it was the same group who repeated the acts and that this small group was severely damaging good transgender people in Pattaya.
According to Pornpipat, she always tried to teach all of her transgender sisters to behave nicely and obey the laws, emphasizing that it was for their own good and reputation. However, she carried on that due to the ongoing series of pickpocketing, many tourists now tend to shy away from transgender people, which heavily affected transgender workers who made their honest living at bars and other places in Pattaya.
“Tourists are being noticeably vigilant around transgender workers. It sometimes makes my sisters ask themselves what they do wrong,” Pornpipat said mournfully. She added that the group who went around stealing from tourists could not depict the whole picture of the Pattaya transgender community and that people should not stereotype them.
Lastly, the deputy director of the Pattaya Sisters Foundation illustrated her stance that she would do anything in her power to help with the Pattaya police investigation. “I stand against all kinds of inequalities, and other sisters and I are willing to work with the police to bring the suspects to justice.”