Associate members



Dr Anne Beaumont gained her PhD in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK.  Her thesis title is ”Betwixt and Between”: A comparative study of the transgender experience in Britain and Thailand.
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Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emerita, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.  Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering.  Lynn maintains an extensive website aimed at providing positive images about and useful information for TG/TS people. Lynn's homepage:




Doctoral candidate at the University of Western Australia. She undertook fieldwork in South Sulawesi during 1998-2002. Sharyn's academic interests centre around notions of gender and sexuality in Indonesia. Sharyn is currently on a Huygen's scholarship to undertake further research at Leiden University in the Netherlands where she is continuing to write up her dissertation. 

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Mark King. Research Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education. Previously Sam Winter's PhD student (PhD thesis on the topic of transprejudice in Hong Kong) and now researching mental health is sexual minority populations in Hong Kong, as well issues of personal, social, and health education. He is also conducting research on changes in brain structure and function as a result of posttraumatic stress disorder in  victims of sexual violence. He is interested in information, statistical, and data literacy, with an emphasis on computer software critical to the research process and has taught courses on software to academic and non-academic researchers in government and private sectors and in tertiary institutions.




Graduate student at Chiangmai University Faculty of Social Science, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Majoring in Social Development. Researching for a thesis entitled  "Contesting Meaning of "Kathoei" in Cabaret Show".A second master degree from the Health Social Sciences International Program at Mahidol University, researching for thesis entitled “Fluidity of Thai Queer Sexualities and Their Experiences Accessing Sexual Health Care”. At time of most recent update (24th August 2009) working as Project manager for project titled “Thai Kathoei: Media, Health, Rights, and Ways of life.”

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Sass Rogando-SASOT

Sass Rogando Sasot has been an activist since the age of 19. She's one of the founders of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), the first transgender support and advocacy group in the Philippines. She has been invited by several organizations, schools, and universities in the Philippines, as well as in other countries

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personal website: chasing sass


TEH Yik Koon

Professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Defence Studies and Management, National Defence University of Malaysia. Interested in profiles of transpeople in Malaysia, the social, legal and religious problems that they face, and their HIV/AIDS awareness. .  

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Reader in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University , UK. Vice-president of Press For Change, the UK Campaigning group which has achieved major changes in social acceptance and UK law largely achieving respect and equality for transsexual and transgender people. Most recently author of 'Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights' (Cavendish Publishing, UK). Was President of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) 2007-9. Currently (late 2009) serving as Past President



WONG Ying Wuen

Graduate in M.A. (Southeast Asian Studies) from National University of Singapore. Interested in the study of transsexuality in Thailand, Thai history and anthropological studies. Honours thesis was about transsexual performers in Phuket, Thailand. Masters thesis was on transsexual beauty contests in Thailand, titled "Catwalking the Gender Tightrope: A study of the kathoey and transsexual beauty contests in Thailand".



YUEN Shu Min

Graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master's degree in Japanese Studies. Currently a teaching assistant in NUS, her research interests include Japanese popular culture, minorities in Japan, gender and sexuality in contemporary Japanese society, and transgenderism and transsexualism. She is currently researching on gender variant people in present-day Japan.  Email:  



Professor of Psychiatry, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Psychiatry Department, Topkapi, Istanbul. Head of Ist-PSTP (Istanbul Psychosocial Trauma Programme) and Board Member of CETAD (Turkish Association of Sex Education, Treatment and Research)

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