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Transgender woman Mimi Wong is made up at a workshop run by Tina Chau, a beauty therapist in Tuen Mun. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Make-up workshops in Tuen Mun seek to bring out transgender beauty

in HONG KONG, 24/08/2013

The ability of make-up to create dramatic facial changes may be nothing new, but a series of beauty workshops to be held next month in Tuen Mun is aimed at a very specific group: men who want to become women.

The four-part workshops have been organised by transgender rights advocate Mimi Wong, 58, who had a sex-change operation about four years ago.

Wong approached beauty therapist Tina Chau Wan-ling, 53, who runs a beauty parlour in Tuen Mun, to teach the groups.

"I accepted her invitation with no hesitation," Chau said. "Our aim is to help transitioning transgender people. They may experience discrimination and be refused service elsewhere, so hopefully this workshop will offer them what they need."

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