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This Bangkok Gym Is Staffed Entirely By Trans Men

"In Thailand, acceptance for trans people has really shot up in the last five years."

Bangkok, Thailand is home to one of the only gyms in the world with a staff made up entirely of transgender men.

Transfit’s owner, 27-year-old Jyb, is a trans male model who opened the facility to help “tomboys and trans men have nice bodies.”

A “tomboy” in Thailand is “a woman who dresses like a guy, cuts her hair like a guy and goes out with girls,” says Jyb, who says he wanted to open a gym for trans men and butch women who “felt awkward being stared at” in other gyms.

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Transfit was opened last year and currently only has around 15 members.

“We mostly train people one-to-one in private sessions, so we don’t have too many,” Jyb revealed.

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Despite the low numbers, Thailand is more accepting of the LGBT community than its neighboring countries.

“In Thailand, acceptance for trans people has really shot up in the last five years,” Jyb shared. “Of course, you have old-fashioned thinkers who still say it’s wrong. But very few people from the young generation think this way.”

h/t: Gay Star News

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