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Liao is dedicated to the study and equal rights movements of the Chinese transgender community. Photo: Li Hao/ GT
On the edge

in CHINA, 22/11/2013

Karen Liao suffered rejection from her family twice after coming out as gay and then again as genderqueer. Liao is dedicated to the study and equal rights movements of the Chinese transgender community.

Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize those killed from transphobic violence. Although such incidences are rare in China compared to the rest of the world, Chen said the day is important to her because it raises awareness about the "T" often overlooked when discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Read more

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