Transgender Identity Around the World: Singapore
This is the second installment on our series about transgender identity around the world, produced and hosted by Worldview production assistant Anna Waters.In Singapore, like in many other parts of the world, employment discrimination against openly transgender individuals often pushes them into industries including sex work. Sherry Sherqueshaa, a transgender rights activist and former sex worker in Singapore, joins us to discuss her experiences as a transgender woman in her country. Sherry is one of the most visible trans women in Singaporean media, and she speaks with us about how coming out as trans impacted her relationships with family, friends, employment, and other parts of her life. Sherry works for Project X, a group that advocates for the rights of transgender people and sex workers in Singapore and has collaborated with Yale Law School on research into abuses against trans women and sex workers.