Finding a voice, fighting for rights: the emergence of the transgender movement in Hong Kong 1

  title={Finding a voice, fighting for rights: the emergence of the transgender movement in Hong Kong 1},
  author={Robyn Emerton},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={243 - 269}
  • Robyn Emerton
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Political Science
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Abstract This paper is intended to provide a space for reflection on Hong Kong’s transgender movement at its current stage, with particular reference to the objectives and activities of the Hong Kong Transgender Equality and Acceptance Movement (‘TEAM’). Established in 2002, TEAM was the first organized group of transgender people and supporters in Hong Kong. First, the paper examines the emergence of the transgender movement in Hong Kong, situating the stated objectives of TEAM in the broader… 
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