Transgender indviduals like Terry Hui, pictured in February in Hung Hom, often complain of unfair treatment in the city. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong’s transgender community still faces an uphill battle against discrimination

As the Pink Season festival celebrating LGBTI acceptance ends, rights groups in the city are pushing for fairer treatment for the transgender community

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Transgender indviduals like Terry Hui, pictured in February in Hung Hom, often complain of unfair treatment in the city. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.