The Department of Corrections deserves credit for finally addressing a long-time failure. The department has always avoided the very real issue of gender. Now it is finally seizing the moment.

The department will clear out Min Buri Prison in northeastern Bangkok and will use it to house LGBT convicts. The LGBT inmate population has always been at risk of all kinds of abuse when placed in the general prison population. There is a certain irony to how correctional authorities have acted in such a straightforward manner when attitudes and laws are so lacking at almost every level of our so-called civilised society.  READ FULL