Even though transsexuals are not rare in Thailand, they are not given equal rights and do not have legal protections. "Under Thai law, Thai transsexuals may not change their gender status after surgical procedures. Likewise, Thai law prohibits same-sex marriage, a widely supported attitude within Thai society as a whole. Thai transsexuals are therefore prevented from marrying individuals of the same sex as their “legal” gender, and transgender partners do not enjoy the same privileges as married couples, including the right to inherit property from a partner, or the right to obtain a marriage visa for a foreign partner "
So yeah, Thai "ladyboys" are still mostly seen as sex toys for westerners or local attraction. They are *tolerated* as long as they accept a second class status, but certainly they are not empowered and ladyboy is not an empowered term. Its, like i said, a term often used in porno to describe asian transsexuals.
second class status is your worry? How about not bei9ng a protitute or some sexual nightmare freakshow? You'd want the law to allow 2 trannies to get married and act like a traditional husband and wife? Sorry this aint the circus. Time to get real.