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Hong Kong starts to embrace transgender issues

"I didn't feel trapped in the wrong body, but mismatched - my inner self was somehow mismatched with my outer body," says Kaspar Wan as he happily poses for photos in a park near his home.

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013, 9:32am

Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

Last month marked an important moment in Hong Kong's human rights history: a transsexual woman won her appeal at the Court of Final Appeal. I welcome such a brave decision and look forward to more liberal decisions in future.

16 Jun 2013 - 2:25am

Concerned about court's decision

Your editorial refers to the Court of Final Appeal's verdict that Hong Kong's marriage laws are unconstitutional, because they bar transsexuals from marrying. Before offending a majority or a minority, this legal decision offends human nature itself, a human nature shared by the majority and minorities.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am 1 comment

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On transsexual in Hong Kong being granted right to get married:

Michael Anthony Phillips - The oh-so-religious, who have very little concept of human rights in an instance like this, will have a field day with this one!

Mike Brooks - Now we just need breakthroughs on pollution, housing, education, arts, alfresco dining, heritage, etc.

15 May 2013 - 3:06am

A step toward protecting the rights of sexual minorities

Hong Kong has made a small but welcome step in protecting the rights of sexual minorities. In a landmark ruling yesterday, the city's top court ruled in favour of a man-to-woman transexual who was banned from marrying her boyfriend by the government. While the case is not about same-sex marriage, it does raise a valid question.

14 May 2013 - 2:57am

Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

The only doctor who can carry out sex-change operations in Hong Kong public hospitals is due to retire in two years, triggering concern that patients who want life-altering surgery may be left in limbo.

14 Apr 2013 - 6:02am 1 comment

Sex change patients getting younger, and are more likely to be women

Transsexuals in Hong Kong are now seeking gender-changing surgery at a much earlier age than two decades ago, and those coming forward are more likely to be women seeking to become men.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am 1 comment

Don't neglect transsexuals in talks on discrimination law, say activists

Legislation banning prejudice against sexual minorities should not neglect the unique needs of transsexuals, activists say.

There has been a growing clamour this year for a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. It reached a peak when lawmakers voted down a motion last month, calling for public consultation on the issue.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

After losing family, transsexual activist pushes for rights

Mimi Wong, 58, is a transsexual who has been lobbying for a sexual minorities law that would include transgender people. Born male, Wong was once married to a woman and has a son; now she is unemployed, after working in IT for a major bank in Hong Kong for 30 years.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:05pm 1 comment