Transgender activists urge Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to approve ID card sex change requests following landmark court ruling

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03/31/2023

Transgender activists have urged Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to approve applications to change the sex shown on identity cards after authorities suspended the process following a court ruling that reassignment surgery was no longer a prerequisite for the alteration. Henry Edward Tse, a transgender man who won the legal battle, and four other activists staged a protest in front of the department’s building in Wan Chai on Friday. “We urge the government to carry out the new policy that allows transgender people who have not completed full reassignment surgery to change their sex on ID cards within three months after the Court of Final Appeal ruling,” he said.

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