THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Newly elected in a Thai provincial election, Yollada ”Nok” Suanyos, or Nok Yonlada, (both names have been used in news reports) by all accounts, is a trans woman on a mission. Propelled to the top by a backfiring attack on her trans status by an opponent, Nok now commands the attention of the people in her homeland and around the world as Thailand’s highest elected transgender official. While prompted into politics by party insiders, it was her hard work that earned her the electors trust.
Nok is well-known transgender and LGB activist and is currently president of the Trans Female Association of Thailand. She helped get the Sister’s Hand Project started — which offers free surgery to Gender Identity Disorder individuals.
For now, Nok plans to start work on local issues and hopefully down the road push for human rights laws — not just for LGBT people, but also for the elderly, patients and to stop racism. While she has an eye on perhaps running for a Parliament, she’s also pursuing a PhD and runs several businesses.
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