Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery
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As Hong Kong begins to grow more tolerant of transgender issues, one man who started life as a woman tells Kylie Knott his story. "I didn't feel trapped in the wrong body, but mismatched - my inner self was somehow mismatched with my outer body," says Kaspar Wan as he happily poses for photos in a park near his home. The sun's out and Wan, who usually goes by his nickname Siu-keung, talks candidly about his life - one that started as a girl. >>>
A 66-year-old who lived his whole life as a man was given a surprising diagnosis after visiting the doctor in Hong Kong with a swollen abdomen -- he was a woman. Doctors realised the patient was female after they found the swelling came from a large cyst on an ovary, the Hong Kong Medical Journal reported.
Late one night, Luk was so unhappy about being a man that in the heat of the moment he cut off the end of his penis with a pair of scissors. His subsequent scream woke his father, who immediately called the police and sent him to hospital. Police arrived and thought it was a suicide case until Luk confessed, "I don't want to be a man! I want to be a woman!" >>>
It was a shameful day for the Legislative Council when the pro-establishment camp voted down a motion calling for public consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
More than 3,000 marchers are expected to turn out for this year's Hong Kong Pride Parade on November 10, to be led by the first lawmaker to declare he is gay.
Dubbed the "Rainbow Ambassador," People Power's Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, a disc jockey better known as "Slow Beat," will lead the territory's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from Causeway Bay to Chater Garden starting at 3pm.
A gay rights activist, who was stopped by police from dancing during a rally, has lost a High Court bid for a judicial review of the decision. The 20-year-old man, identified only as "T," was among a group of activists told by police that they needed an entertainment license for dancing. >>>
(AFP) - Nearly half of transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region could have HIV as poor healthcare and high-risk lifestyles push infection rates to "critical levels", a UN report said Thursday. The region's estimated 9-9.5 million transgender population is "bearing the brunt of the HIV epidemic", the UN Development Programme study said, adding that figures suggest 49 percent of the community could be infected.