Taiwan’s transgender community calls for more awareness


Taiwan’s transgender people say the society has become more tolerant and open-minded towards them, but they still face discrimination in various aspects of life, speaking at the third annual Taiwan Trans March held online on Friday. Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex at birth. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Taiwan Trans March was held online for the first time on the night before the 2021 Taiwan LGBT Pride event, which will also be held virtually. The march was simultaneously live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook and included a small group of people marching around Taipei’s Ximending district, as well as several transgender individuals performing and sharing their stories, hoping to advocate for more awareness and understanding toward trans-specific issues. The event also included a short visit to a number of local LGBTQ+-friendly shops. Several local and international transgender individuals and activists also spoke about their experiences, while some parents of transgender people showed their support.

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