MH Conversations and Connections Series – Lunchtime Seminar
Title: “Gender Affirming Practice: What Trans Individuals Want Their Doctors to Know”
At the Gender Identity Clinic, transgender people are not patients. We’re visitors, service users, or simply “a person who visited the clinic today”. This event explores “Diversity VS Diagnosis”. As stated in ICD-11, adopted by WHO in 2019, being transgender and gender diverse is not a pathology. It is no longer considered a mental illness. Cisgender and transgender people are simply part of our collective diversity. Not only are historical “correction” or “conversion” therapies condemned, but gender-affirming healthcare should be made accessible. Respecting and recognizing one’s gender identity is part of our professionalism. Join us in this event to update your knowledge and refresh your attitude in the pursuit of practicing trustworthy and professional healthcare.
Date: 28 April, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 – 2:15 pm
Venue: Room G-01, G/F, The HKJCB for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road
Mode: In-person and Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided to registrants one day before the event)
* Refreshments will be provided for all participants.
Dr Brenda Alegre
Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, HKU
Brenda teaches in the Gender Studies Programme of The University of Hong Kong. She is among the most visible queer activist in Hong Kong and the Philippines and has appeared on TV and radio. Her research work and publication is mostly on exploring trans identities using interdisciplinary approaches. She was on the Executive board of ILGA Asia and on the board of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines. She delivered a statement in 2018 at the United Nations on Transgender Advocacy week and won the Hong Kong LGBTQ plus Public Champion and nominated for Women of Influence 2023 in Hong Kong.
Dr Zephyrus Tsang
Doctor, Class of 2019, CUHK
Zephyrus, is a transgender gay male based in Hong Kong. He is the co-founder and vice chairperson of Quarks, the first and by far the only organization targeting transgender youth in Hong Kong. He shares the same goals with Quarks, to build a community for his peers, and promote gender diversity and inclusion. Zephyrus is also a doctor, and part of the steering committee of the Hong Kong LGBT Medical Society.
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