LGBT rights activists in China are launching a campaign to increase transgender visibility.
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.’
Queer Comrades are reaching out to the media, educators and counselors ‘as they fulfill important firstline roles in the spreading of information and the providing of help regarding transgender issues’.
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