The joined effort of TGR and different organizations is finally ripe. On 22th October, the marriage amendment bill was finally voted down by over half of the LC members in its second reading. This is a moment of history because nowadays, bills raised by the government are usually escorted by pro-establishment camp under this unjust system of the council. This chance to reject government’s bills is very rare. Of course, this is only possible under endless endeavor and lobbying, such as Joanne‘s agenda over the last year to meet key LC members, convince them of our stance, and show them the pros and cons of the amendment.
To really have an ideal gender recognition act in Hong Kong, we still have a long way to go, so much works to do. In previous meetings, we have discussed about how to amend our appellation on letters, registration of public service according to our real gender, before any gender reassignment surgery. Noticing the inconvenience and disruption our friends faced in doing so, TGR launched a new project to research on it in aim to find a way out. This time, we invited professors and a team of graduate students from the law department of the University of Hong Kong to carry out the research. Therefore, in the coming meeting, we would like to discuss all possibilities of getting the appellation you want, under the law!
All the transgender people and transgender friendly buddies are welcome!!
- Date: Nov 15, 2014 (Saturday)
- Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (feel free to stay behind for supper or some chit-chat after 8pm – self-financed.)
- Location: Kowloon Tong Area (further details upon application)
- Fee: Free of charge (not including dinner)
- Target audience: all sexual identities/ sexual orientations, cross-dressers, transgender friendly people.
Whoever is interested, click on http://tinyurl.com/kaf7asx to enroll before the end of 13th Nov. All information submitted will be kept confidentially by TGR with the use of Google Doc. The exact location will be announced via email the day before the event.
The exact location will be announced via email the day before the event. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE VENUE Toilet usage direction: The toilets available are for public use. You are advised to use toilets according to the sex defined by your HKID Card or Medical Certificate. You may use the disabled’s toilets if there is any embarrassment or uncertainties.