Hong Kong’s Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stigma

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05/24/2021

In Hong Kong, transgender people are far from accepted. Members of the community spoke out against discrimination after a survey published ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia revealed the massive scope of society’s marginalization of transgender people. More than three-quarters of transgender people in Hong Kong have contemplated suicide and over half reported facing discrimination in areas of employment, education, and more, according to research published on May 12 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition, about 62 percent of respondents reported experiencing various forms of victimization and over three-quarters have faced rejection in their social lives. The CUHK undertaking is the largest such study in recent years.

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