Community support programme: Support for Chinese trans* students experiencing genderism

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Abstract

Previous research on school experiences has often focused on lesbian and gay students. Far fewer studies have examined trans* students' experiences, especially with respect to community support. And none of this work has addressed relevant issues in an East Asian Chinese cultural context, where transgender equality has been a hotly debated issue in recent years, and prejudice towards members of this 'invisible' population still persists. This paper highlights the school experiences of trans* students based on a literature review of international, regional and Hong Kong publications. A case study analysis of one Hong Kong community support programme is used as an example to highlight the important role that this kind of work can play in filling a gap left by the formal education sector. Findings suggest that, given the influence of genderism and deficiencies of in school environments, community support services provided by non-government organisations can play a significant role not only in raising public awareness, but also in filling education and service gaps for sexual and gender minority students. Copyright © 2019 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrans youth in education
EditorsJen GILBERT, Julia SINCLAIR-PALM
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages86-99
ISBN (Electronic)9780429281167
ISBN (Print)0367236729, 9780367236724
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Citation

Kwok, D. K. (2019). Community support programme: Support for Chinese trans* students experiencing genderism. In J. Gilbert & J. Sinclair-Palm (Eds.) Trans youth in education (pp. 86-99). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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