Chinese Trans Advocates Organize Nationally

Ausma Bernotaite, Lukas Berredo, H.c Zhuo
2018 Transgender Studies Quarterly  
The trans movement in Mainland China is at its early stages and rapidly growing. Particularly in the past two years, there has been a strong increase of trans activism and advocacy. There have been more trans individuals willing to be publicly visible as well as more efforts within the larger LGB community to support the articulation of trans communities. In December 2016, a two-day conference with trans activists and advocates was held in the Eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, aiming at, on the
more » ... aiming at, on the one hand, facilitating exchange to support participants' work, and, on the other, initiating a community-based consultation to map out the current situation of trans people across the country. This paper seeks to present the qualitative information gathered during the event in regards to the communities' most pressing needs in order to better inform the direction of the trans movement in the country.
doi:10.1215/23289252-6901328 fatcat:fphltrfqenfb5fm2lbzxr6sgba