My struggles as a transsexual in Hong Kong

November 21, 2012

Mimi Wong, 58, is a transgender who has been lobbying for a sexual minorities law that will include transgender people. Wong was born male and was once married to a woman and is parent of a son. Now out of work, she worked in IT for a major bank in Hong Kong for 30 years. “People talk about LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender], but people often forget about the T,” said Wong, pointing out that being a transgender individual is not a form of sexual orientation, but a form of gender identity. Therefore, she said, it is important for lawmakers to address the differences that transgender individuals require compared to other sexual minority groups, but right now they are being neglected by society.