China Has Published Its First Study of Transgender People and It’s Exactly As Worrying As You’d Expect
China’s first nationwide report on its trans population has indicated startling rates of violence and depression within the community. The poll, released this week, revealed that high amounts of transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people live in poverty and lack access to sufficient medical care. 46% of participants said they had considered self-harm or suicide. 12.7% of those had also attempted suicide and/or self-harm. In May, an LGBT conference in China was cancelled after police detained nine activists and told them their events were not welcome in their city.
November 23 / Pink News