A transgender man will challenge the Hong Kong government over its controversial Marriage (Amendment) Bill that requires transgender people to undergo a sex-change operation in order to marry or be legally recognized by their chosen gender.
The New South Wales Court of Appeal last Friday overturned a previous ruling that only legally recognised male and female as a valid gender status; now a third option — "non-specific" — can now be listed.
Fridae's Ng Yi-Sheng speaks with transgender writer, entertainer and activist Tiara Tiar Bahtiar, who had recently launched a book of anecdotes, poems and photographs of local transgender culture, about growing up and how the Bugis people traditionally believe that humans can be grouped into five different gender categories.
From 4 to 18 May, rainbowartsproject is holding "Handsome: IVSG", an art exhibition about men and masculinity. Featured artists include filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, photographer Marcus Mok and young illustrator Faisal Husni.