Gay Rights Groups Urge UN Committee To Issue Rebuke Over Hong Kong's Treatment Of Transgender People
The city's leading gay-rights group will next week urge the UN Committee Against Torture to rebuke the city's government for its treatment of transgender people. The Pink Alliance condemned a rule under which the government recognizes people in their preferred gender only after they have undergone full realignment surgery - a lengthy, painful process that results in sterilization. It said the UN's special rapporteur on torture had recognized that such rules might constitute torture or inhumane treatment.
November 15 / South China Morning Post