In a story that transcends stereotypes, an American trans woman married a Thai woman in Thailand on Sunday, June 4.
They hope that their homosexual union will be accepted in the country.
Of course, since Danny, a 64-year-old American transsexual, can still be considered a man on the basis of marital status, this is not strictly speaking a same-sex marriage.
This story caught the public’s attention after a very popular Thai makeup artist, known as Wave Make Up on TikTok, shared videos of the couple, introducing them to the online community.
Each video quickly garnered over 5,000 likes from enthusiastic Thai TikTokers.
In the videos, the couple are dressed in traditional Thai bridal attire.
Congratulations and wishes of happiness poured in from netizens, who were moved by their story.
Many were curious to know more about the couple’s remarkable journey, prompting reporters from ThaiRath to interview them and shed light on their unique love story.
Chalalai, a 46-year-old from Thailand, said she first met Danny at a friend’s birthday party.
Initially, she felt no particular attraction to Danny, as she had never been attracted to members of the LGBTQIA+ community or people of the same sex.
Looking back on their journey, Chalalai revealed that Danny embraced his true identity as a woman, going through hormone therapy and legally changing his gender identity to that of a woman.
Prior to their relationship, Danny had been married to a woman and they had a child together.
She had a brilliant engineering career and even owned her own business.
However, despite her successes, she did not find true happiness, which led to their divorce.
Chalalai revealed that Danny made his intentions known through their mutual friend.
Although her friend warned Danny of high hopes, citing Chalalai’s lack of experience with transgender women due to her previous marriage to a man, fate had other plans in store for the couple.
According to Chalalai, Danny didn’t give up.
She visited Chalalai at her restaurant in Hua Hin, even though she was working in Bangkok, about 3 hours away.
“Danny opened up to me, but at first I rejected his advances.
She then asked me to be my friend, and after knowing each other for about ten months, we embarked on a trip to Cambodia together.
It was around this time that Danny proposed to me, but at first I hesitated.
However, as she continued to care for me, my feelings for her grew and I eventually agreed to become her girlfriend.
We have been together for a year now and recently celebrated our wedding.
Chalalai revealed that she doesn’t care about sex or money.
She only focused on the love and attention Danny gave her.
Danny told her she didn’t want a man.
She loved to take care of herself and adored fashion, so having her as a partner was like having a close friend who could share clothes, beauty products, and other interests.
Chalalai also touched on the same-sex marriage law in Thailand.
“At first, I didn’t care about marriage equality or the same-sex marriage law in Thailand, but now I think the law will come into effect soon.
Today, all sexes are equal.
The most important thing is the understanding of family and friends.
It is no longer a question of sex. »
The same-sex marriage law is part of a memorandum of understanding between the Move Forward Party (MFP) and eight other political parties who have agreed to form the government together.
MFP political campaign manager Parit Wacharasindhu said in a media interview during the Pride Parade in Bangkok that the MFP aims to pass the law within 100 days of forming the government. .
Parit enthusiastically shared her hope that, if the law is successfully enacted, LGBTQIA+ couples will be able to sign marriage certificates during Pride Month the following year.
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Source: The Thaiger