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Transitioning in Thailand

Transitioning in Thailand

Like many New Zealand transgender people, Noeleena Lochhead of Waimate travelled to Thailand for gender reassignment surgery in order to transition. Her 33-year marriage was annulled but she remained on close terms with – and living in the same house as – her former wife. However, she said their three children 'have been put through the hell of losing their father and there has been some grieving'.

Agender New Zealand, February 2009, p. 16.

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Transgender/transsexual people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 May 2021 with assistance from Gender Minorities Aotearoa