In fact, every pre-modern Asian and Pacific Islander society had what could be termed ‘proto-transgenderal’ and homoerotic traditions which anticipate these contemporary LGBT identities, even if there are significant differences between the pre-modern and the contemporary identity formations.I would like to suggest that it is important for us as LGBT/queer APIs to address the biggest misconception in API communities — namely, that we are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered because we’ve been hanging around white people too much.
Other Thai news this week includes the suspension of elected Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand and a big reveal of ‘Fight Club Thailand’.
Someone apparently didn’t get the memo about the rules.
” Lilly went on to slam the Daily Mail’s history with transgender issues.
“It was the ‘news’ organization that had played a huge part in the national public outing of Lucy Meadows, an elementary school teacher and trans woman in the UK,” she wrote.
China's first-ever transgender employment discrimination case came before an arbitration panel on Monday amid a grassroots push by activists to challenge widespread prejudice through the country's courts.
Last April, the litigant — a 28-year-old surnamed Chen, a transgender man — was fired one week into a job at a health services firm in Guiyang, the capital of southwestern China’s Guizhou province, for wearing men's clothes on the job.
The implicit assumption behind that misconception is one of a viral model of gender identity and sexual orientation.
The slogan of Queer Nation was “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.” When it comes to homosexuality and transgender, the truth is that we have been here — in every Asian or Pacific Island society — since time immemorial.
Transgender Identities & Spiritual Traditions in Asia & the Pacific: Lessons for LGBT/Queer APIs by Pauline Park presentation at the Pacific School of Religion Chapel Berkeley 2 April 2013 I’d like to begin by thanking Jess Delegencia of the API Roundtable for inviting me to speak here at the Pacific School of Religion; I am honored by the invitation and delighted to have the opportunity to speak at such a distinguished institution.