Inside the transgender community, we try to seek from those accomplished transgender routes and possibilities that would realize our own gender identity. We hope to be like them: Korean artist Harisu, Japanese model Ayana Tsubaki, Eurovision song contest champion Conchita –to live up our own gender with recognition and dignity. However, when these Supertrans shine on their stages, it feels more like an illusion as unfortunate encounters in reality put us in despair.
Among these Supertrans, the humane life story of Prof. Stephen Whittle from Britain, a FTM since 1975 at age of 19 who not only sought his own path in Transgender movement, family and living, but brought up the revolution of law on transgender on the island and globe, might shed lights of hope and courage on us. Prof. Stephen Whittle has been here for two wonderful talks, yet we TGR are glad to announce that Prof. Stephen Whittle is coming to Hong Kong in late August for another sharing session. On August 30, he would be sharing his experience on the establishment of Gender Recognition Act in Britain, which is a really different course to tell. By then the Gender Recognition Act might surprise you how embrace could there be for the transgender community, which is actually one of the respects our organization has been exploring in the past year.
All the transgender people and transgender friendly buddies are welcome!!
- Date: Aug 30, 2014 (Saturday)
- Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (Please feel free to dine with us after 8pm - self-financed.) Location: Kowloon Tong Area (Exact location to be notified after enrolment)
- Fee: Free of charge (not including dinner)
- Target audience: all sexual identities/ sexual orientations, cross-dressers, transgender friendly people.
Interested parties please fill in the event enrolment form at http://tinyurl.com/m8qakrp from now on till Aug 28.
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.