Lawmaker Raymond Chan speaks at the Legco motion debate on transgender marriage. Photo: Dickson Lee
A legislator’s motion calling for a law enabling transgender marriages and a gender recognition ordinance was voted down yesterday after the government appealed its rejection.
The 18-29 vote with 11 abstentions came almost six months after a post-surgery transsexual won the right to marry her boyfriend in a landmark case in the Court of First Instance that gave the government a year to decide whether a law was needed.
The various political camps were divided on the matter, reflecting the sensitivity of issues to do with sex in Hong Kong.
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Singapore, 4 October 2013 – As equality laws are being revised worldwide, the Singapore courts have been petitioned to declare that Constitutional equality should apply in the workplace.
Lawrence Wee Kim San was recently dismissed by Robinsons, the iconic department store, on the grounds of sexual orientation.
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Three Weeks Three Days After Surgery
Today marks 24 days after my SRS surgery. Honestly recovery is not easy. I have cleared the medical recovery to the safety zone now. That was how Dr Greechart assessed me at last Thursday’s check-up.
But bottom and top is still freaking painful, a struggle to move around. What’s more last few days I had to run around to get my visa extension. Not easy as now Visa Office move to CheangWattana … over 1 hour taxi ride , really stressful sitting down! A tip of advice for those gonna do surgery in bangkok. Before surgery go photocopy your passport, the personal info page, the page that the immigration officer made the entry chop on arrival at airport, and the arrival card. Bring along passport photos of yourself or you have to make some photos in bangkok. These documents and a photo is needed to apply visa extension. I did not have the photocopies when I went to Visa Office. The government office at CheangWattana is mega huge and I almost died in pain walking & locating the photocopy facility.
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Neck Pillow – It’s My Life Saver!
I am so thankful that I bought this in Singapore to bring over .
This neck pillow must carry with me everywhere to make a cushion for sitting!
elevating my wounded genital area it’s allowing me to sit up on chair, sofa with much reduced pain and discomfort. Wish I had brought three of them. Haha, can use on neck, backside and breast chest area!
Urination – Adjustments
I mention about my blocked urine in diary 6.., and certain ‘Adjustments’ . In the SRS surgery by Dr Greechart, there are two stitches made, one stitch on each side of the genital area, each about 2 inches. When the nurse asked me to try urination for the first time, the stitches were very very painful when sitting on toilet bowl. Thus I couldn’t make urine flow, the brain stimulus was totally crying about the painful stitches, even though my bladder was bloated (confirmed by the nurse). Next morning second attempt, I made the Adjustments; using my arms to maintain sitting position which elevates buttocks from toilet bowl seat (i.e., both hands rested on toilet seat instead of my thighs) The stitches did not yell as much in pain, I could sense the urine duct and release bloated bladder! I am still doing this adjustments for urination, but the left side stitch healing faster so now I can lean left-wise, left thigh sit on toilet bowl, while the right still have to use arms to elevate.
Both feet has to rest lightly on floor to maintain balance in this maneuver ,
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Sep 13 – Out of Yanhee Hospital for 3 days
Hello , here I am again! ,,, in the last diary I was to discharge from Yanhee. On Sep 9 I inform the nursing staff to prepare my exit, then I was informed I could actually stay till Sep 13th ? By my calculation it was 14 days, apparently they exclude weekends and they begin the 14 days free stay not from the admit day. Why this information was never informed to me? So as such I had pre-arranged a friend to come from Singapore Sep 10.
I was dead tired, painful and hungry when I reached my condominium pass 4pm on Sep 9th. I knew still that I needed to douche vagina as the last douche was 7am. After the washing I did just 1 hour dilation and fell asleep.
Medication given by Yanhee Hospital
This is the list of medication I took home in a large plastic bag.
And of course there is the Dilator that I was using in hospital.
It’s good to have a close companion with you
Next day Sep 10th my girlfriend arrived. I feel so better to have a companion during this first few days home. Firstly I need someone fully mobile to support my limited mobility. Furthermore having a companion is nice
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