According to The Telegraph today, a brand-new airline out of Thailand hopes to promote equal opportunities for Thailand's "third sex" by hiring three ladyboys among their first round of employees this week. Peter Chang, the head of the new airline appropriately named PC Air, congratulated himself on the groundbreaking move thusly,
"I think these people can have many careers - not just in the entertainment business - and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organizations following my idea."
We have to wonder if this is true - not a single commercial airline anywhere has hired someone who has physically changed their gender? (Cursory googling only reveals a story about a pilot named Sarah.)
According to The Telegraph, the new PC Air employees don't need to provide any proof of sexual reassignment, but "the transsexual flight attendants will wear special gold-coloured 'third sex' name badges to help passengers and immigration staff to easily identify the gender they are faced with." You know, not to single anybody out or anything.