A new group is working to raise the profile of the transgender community in China. Gay Star News reports:
An event on Friday 17 May (IDAHO – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) called lgbT – Increasing Transgender Visibility in China aims to spread awareness about trans issues. ‘Chinese society is currently still largely unaware of the plight of transgendered people in China, who face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis,’ said a statement from event organizers Queer Comrades. ‘With the event, we focus on bringing attention to transgender communities in China and increasing public understanding of transgender issues.’
We’re thrilled to see our transgender brothers and sisters gaining more visibility and, ever so slowly, more rights and protections around the world.