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Singaporean Transgender Sex Workers represented at the International Congress on AIDS Asia Pacific (ICAAP11)

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Deborah* is a 23 year old transgender woman and has been a sex worker for four years. She holds a diploma in Professional Make-Up Artistry from Cosmoprof, and works as a freelance make-up artist in the day. Due to her gender identity, she has faced great difficulties in getting a…

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Open Letter to Channel News Asia and Straits Times for Transphobia

Straits Times, 17 May 2013, “Loanshark runner spared caning because of sex change” [http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/loanshark-runner-spared-caning-because-sex-change-20130517] Channel News Asia, 17 May 2013, “Transsexual avoids caning for being loanshark runner” [http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/transsexual-avoids-caning-for-being-loan/678438.html?cid=FBSG] Dear Sir/ Mdm, We are a group of individuals who are transgender persons, allies of transgender persons, and cisgender persons who work…

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