Life Inspired For Transsexuals Foundation (LIFT)

Mission

  1. To remove all gender-based barriers that impedes transsexuals in Thailand to develop their potential to the fullest so as to achieve their aspirations and hopes as valuable citizens of Thailand. We do this by:
    • To remove all gender-based barriers that impedes transsexuals in Thailand to develop their potential to the fullest so as to achieve their aspirations and hopes as valuable citizens of Thailand. We do this by:
    • Social advocacy to cultivate awareness, understanding and acceptance for transsexualism.
    • Push for change in Thai law to allow gender title to match the physical status after sex reassignment surgery so as to set up new social norms for an inclusive society; and accord human dignity for transsexuals in Thailand and while they are abroad.
    • Providing scholarships for tertiary and vocational education in public universities in Thailand.
    • Providing internships with supporting business organizations leading to work experience and gainful employment.
  2. Support transgenders in their journey leading to sex reassignment surgery, so as to free them from a life of violent discrimination and in questionable, wasteful and unsustainable professions in the sex industry. We do this by:
    • Counselling and support services; with the aim for self-awareness and self-empowerment to pursue meaningful personal aspirations and goals.

VISION

An inclusive society where men and women, regardless of the gender they are born with, are accorded the same civil rights as citizens of Thailand and have equal opportunity for education, employment and marriage.