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.
|Title of host publication||Trans youth in education|
|Editors||Jen GILBERT, Julia SINCLAIR-PALM|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||0367236729, 9780367236724|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|