Chinese Transgender Man Fights for Job Equality


Pahichan/June 2 – A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of “Mr. C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility.

The man, who keeps his real name secret to protect his parents’ privacy, is fighting his dismissal from a medical testing center in court and is seeking a ruling stating that no one should be discriminated against on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

“On my shoulders I am carrying the hopes of many, many people,” said Mr. C, who’s been both praised and insulted since filing the country’s first suit against transgender job discrimination earlier this year.

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