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Toms and Dees

Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand

Toms and Dees( )
Author: Sinnott, Megan J.
Series title:Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8248-2852-3
Publication Date:Jun 2004
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

A vibrant, growing, and highly visible set of female identities has emerged in Thailand known as tom and dee. A "tom" (from "tomboy") refers to a masculine woman who is sexually involved with a feminine partner, or "dee" (from "lady"). The patterning of female same-sex relationships into masculine and feminine pairs, coupled with the use of English derived terms to refer to them, is found throughout East and Southeast Asia.

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