Toms: The complex world of female love in Thailand

Published on 23 Jan 2015

Thailand’s ‘toms’ (as in tomboys) inhabit a unique place on the gender spectrum. They are girls who dress and act in a masculine way, typically sporting a uniform look of short hair, t-shirts and jeans. But toms don’t consider themselves trans or even lesbians, despite the fact that they date women (often girly ‘dees’ or other toms).

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