We should curtail abnormal love

In a recent case, a person that underwent a sex-change operation was barred from marrying her fiancee. Doing so would be against the law, which prohibits same-sex marriages.

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011, 12:00am

Transsexual loses legal bid for right to marry

A transsexual woman yesterday lost her landmark challenge against a law that bars her from marrying her boyfriend, but her case could become a catalyst for change.

A judicial review filed by the woman, identified only as W, challenged the government's refusal to allow her to register a marriage with her boyfriend. It was dismissed in the Court of First Instance yesterday.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

It's a dream come true for transsexual

Jiangxi is traditionally renowned for its beautiful women. Somehow this sexist folklore has survived to this day. But Shen Qingqing, 21, is determined to give it a new twist. The transsexual, who completed a series of operations a year ago, is now medically qualified as a woman. And judging from her modelling photos (pictured), she is as pretty as those beauties from her native province.

11 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Up close with Joanne Leung Wing-yan, a transsexual

Young Post: What's the difference between 'transgender' and 'transsexual'?

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Transsexuals face so much discrimination

The court case involving a transsexual known as W, who is seeking the right to marry her boyfriend, has put the spotlight on this issue of transgender people.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Transsexuals protest outside marriage registry for the right to wed

A group of transsexuals took to the streets yesterday to air their grievances for the first time since a recent landmark legal case brought by a post-operative transsexual woman who wants to marry her boyfriend.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Sacred laws

The man who insisted on helping me onto the bus the other day couldn't have been more polite. He had seen my cane and correctly assumed that I was blind. On making sure that I was seated, he sat beside me and started a conversation. He began as so often seems to be the case for me: was I, by some chance, a Christian?

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Post-wedding sex change results in same-sex spouse

A man who had surgery to become a woman cannot marry her boyfriend. But another transsexual woman is married to a woman - effectively forming a same-sex union, which has not been legalised in Hong Kong.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Legislation best route on sex change, court told

If there were a desire to change attitudes towards transsexuals, it should be achieved through legislation, rather than by having a court interpret marriage law, the Registrar of Marriages argued before the Court of First Instance yesterday.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Transsexuals speak out against prejudice

A group of transsexuals complained to lawmakers yesterday over a range of policies which they said discriminated against them.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Life is Hot in Cracktown

Life is Hot in Cracktown Kerry Washington, Victor Rasuk, Evan Ross, Lara Flynn Boyle Director: Buddy Giovinazzo

Never quite the gripping, warning-to-us-all that it could have been, novelist-turned-director Buddy Giovinazzo's adaptation of his own work suffers from an over-abundance of gloom.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Law frustrates marriage hopes of transsexuals

Getting married, for most people, involves much thought and introspection. For some it will involve confusion, doubt and much agonising.

For a transsexual it is the same, with one significant difference: the law stands firmly in their way.

Lennie Chui's boyfriend has proposed to her, but she is hesitant.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

TV watchdog bans reality shows dealing with cosmetic surgery

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Let's talk about sex

Despite more open attitudes, sex is still a taboo subject in Hong Kong schools.

Long criticised for its narrow focus, sex education in schools seldom goes beyond the study of the human body.

Teachers are embarrassed to talk about sensitive topics, such as homosexuality, with their students.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Transsexual police officer lodges complaint with panel

A transsexual policewoman has lodged an official complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission over discrimination she has faced in the police force.

The 43-year-old officer, known as Fion, a constable of 25 years' experience, claims she faced prejudice and discrimination while working for the Tuen Mun District Intelligence Section from March to May.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am