Tanwarin Sukkhapisit (Thai: ธัญญ์วาริน สุขะพิสิษฐ์, RTGS: Thanwarin Sukkhaphisit, Thai pronunciation: [tʰān.wāː.rīn sùk.kʰà.pʰí.sìt]) is a Thai filmmaker and politician. In the 2019 Thai general election, they were elected to the Thai parliament representing the Future Forward Party. Tanwarin is a kathoey, and became the first ever openly transgender member of parliament in Thailand's House of Representatives.
In October 2020, the Constitutional Court of Thailand removed Sukkhapisit from power, finding them guilty of rules barring lawmakers from owning stock in media companies. Political scientist Titipol Phakdeewanich tied their removal to a broader crackdown on Thailand's pro-democracy movement. An opinion piece in the Bangkok Post wrote that they were "unjustly removed" and that the decision was a "huge blow to the Thai LGBTI community".
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