Out of Place: The Trans Chinese Community Fighting for Gender Equality (Part 1)

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VICE China took a deep dive into what it’s like to be transgender in the Asian nation, meeting five trans men and women living across the country. They shared stories of battling depression, staring down hate, and coming to terms with their identities—a process culminating in a fight for gender equality.


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29 Responses

  1. Whatsapp Videos and GIF's says:

    I hate trans ,it is a mental disorder .Get a fucking hormonal therapy ,people are trans bcoz of their choice not bcoz its natural.This is against the nature.

  2. Diane G says:

    Lying demons in their mind, lying to these poor people. Jesus will set them on the right path.

  3. Ann Nee says:

    Why are so many "good Christians" shitting their pants over trans people? Why do you care? What scares you so much? I don't think you are scared. It's just bigotry as per the use.

  4. Tarl Cragun says:

    Another rich trans, enjoy your priveledge

  5. Edwin Rodriguez says:

    This sickness is a world wide problem. These homosexuals need a cure from their disease.

  6. Heisenberg says:

    The thumbnail looks like Hillary Clinton

  7. Dragonfly X says:

    It is amazing the variations of life on this planet, seemingly endless possibilities and i think thats some cool stuff

  8. Daniella Hernandez says:

    Why is this on my fed. IDGAF about this. I came here to make this comment, and I’m out

  9. Ll Zh says:

    Can't blame these trans for what they are, some are born this way. But the thing is that if some of these ppl are hitting on you (of the same sex)….then it's kinda uncomfy…..and freakayy…..

  10. Marco C says:

    I am straight but i would sleep with them

  11. Lucifer Deathdig says:

    In this world we have can't mind our business anymore! If you don't hurt people others will hurt you so either you get hurt you be the one doing it. LGBT are controversal in the world's society. We either condem them or accept them. As fact they choose to be what they are same as being prostitutes and criminals no difference.

  12. Christine Miles says:

    To be honest with you dude,you are still a man.

  13. OT Pie Flipper says:

    If gender and sex aren't the same thing, why do TransGENDER folk insist on undergoing these so-called SEX-change operations? Someone please answer.

  14. ruarua ohoehoe says:

    Such a beautiful video, thank you for reaching us out

  15. Kristi Lindley says:

    Bobbie looks like an eccentric man with long hair and not even close to a woman.   I feel sorry for these poor, possessed people, because it IS a demon living in them!    Demons have no physical form but can take the form of anything, a rat, a cat, a monster, but to have a "body" they must create a body of some kind OR… take possession of some unsuspecting human!    Then they get to do their dirty work!     And they even cause these people to mutilate their bodies and they do live very miserable lives.    Because no matter what these tranny people say, they are very miserable and they are cursed by breaking God's LAWS!    We still have the LAW no matter what some FALSE PROPHETS may LIE about!    (prophet=preacher)   Because JESUS plainly stated…"Think NOT that I came to destroy the LAW or the prophets.   I came not to destroy but to fulfill.   For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in any wise pass from the LAW till all be fulfilled."   Matthew 5:17,18   "SIN is transgression of the LAW."  I John 3:4    Breaking this LAW puts a CURSE on the life of anyone breaking it, and God will not bless someone who is determined to ignore His LAWS, because God's LAWS are for EVERYBODY…not just one group or race.    As an example, murder is against God's LAWS and it certainly is not meant for just one group of people, but for ALL PEOPLE!    We cannot pick and choose which LAWS we will obey and which we will just pooh-pooh.    Transgender people need to have the demon in them CAST OUT because that is the ONLY WAY they will ever be free and healthy, mentally and spiritually.    Many Pentecostal churches cast out demons, and I know for sure that the United Pentecostal Church (UPC) does this, and I've personally seen demons cast out and THEY DO BECOME CAST OUT!    And you can believe that their demon will LIE!… and fight tooth and nail for this casting out to NOT HAPPEN!…. because then they must seek a new home!    And WHY would anyone want to be the home of an evil demon?    Tranny people say they do not "feel like their self" and that is because it is NOT their self, but the creepy feelings of a hateful DEMON!     I'm not trying to be mean or rude, but just telling the truth, and I truly hope this will help someone who reads this, or their family member, or friend.        For BIG TRUTH!    kristi

  16. natalie storm says:

    Like am reading the comments and all am seeing is people talking about the hate and i scroll and still cant find the hating comments

  17. Wen Hong Chi says:

    Send them all to concentration camp, and deport that whitey

  18. Aubrey Gilbert says:

    That middle class guy is pretty awful

  19. Casslyn Tee says:

    can I give each of them a hug?? :')

  20. Corn Wallis says:

    The titles for vice are randomly generated and then they start filming.

  21. Samson Delilah says:

    some wanna be transgender while the others wanna be monster by joining ISIS but they dont have to undergo the surgery in order to look like monster

  22. Austin says:

    I empathize with trans people being a gay person myself. The world is slowly accepting homosexuality as a slightly faster rate than trans people and seeing the hate and shame that they are still dwelling in is so hard to watch…

  23. Morgan Olfursson says:

    Now on a completely different note , because i am not only gay and a militant for the LGBT cause and an activist for equal rights, i am also a veterinarian and a former MD , but mistly a vet now and an even bigger activist for animals rights . I am always confused when i see oppressed people eating meat and always wonder, how do you expect respect and compassion when you don't show any yourself .
    I think when you treat animals like food , then you shouldn't complain about straight organisation, treating you like crap either. Either way, it is a complete lack of empathy and compassion . If you can't show any, don't expect to receive any .
    I run a few clinics and animal shelters because i am married to another vet and we opened several clinics here and there , but when recruit workers or vets , though i am very willing to hire trans and gays to support the community, the first and foremost condition is to be vegan or at least vegetarian , eating , using or wearing anything of animal origin is an immediate deal breaker and is clearly stipulated on the contract they sign . So i would hire a straight vegan far quicker than any trans or gay dead flesh eater .
    It is all about compassion at the end of the day. If you can't show any, don't expect any .

  24. Morgan Olfursson says:

    It is very difficult when the country doesn't have a word for this.
    Trans are called trans in chinese because there is no actual chinese word for it , and this says a lot about how accepted and respected people are . Any country that doesn't have a word for Transgender has basically no place for them either .
    At least Chinese use the word Trans as it is . The Japanese version is sickening . A mixed race person in Japan is called Hafu which is short for Half Breed , literally , there is no such thing as biracial because for japanese you are neither of the race , you are just Half or Hafu . And if you wonder why i talked about Biracial people on the topic of Transgender , it is because in japanese the word for Transgender is Nyu Hafu , which is the contraction for New Half , in other term, you are a new version or a new type of Half, except in this case you are not Half Breed , you are Half Gender . You are neither man, nor woman you are not both either , you are just half of each . Which is why though Transgender can legally have reassignment surgery and have their gender official changed on their ID . it is always mentioned that it has been changed , and that the person was actually born as a boy / Oh and cherry on the cake, so far only Japanese men can become women, it is still forbidden for women to become men through surgery and officially in terms of social identity on passport and ID . Which is for me the most sickening form of discrimination because not only it forbids you to fully live your life as a woman after you have transitioned because any employer will know when they see your ID that you were once a man and this is going to make finding a job almost impossible in Japan . But also the epitome of machism as clearly for Japanese , becoming a girl is acceptable for a man if he wants to give up all his privileges (because make no mistake , Japan is an extremely Male oriented and Male dominated country and society) , but it is forbidden to a woman to ever expect becoming a man and gain the Male's social, political and professional privileges .
    Oh and to top it all , when Japanese Female to Male transgenders asked why it is forbidden for them to become men legally, the official answer , and that is from the ministry of health was that , attaching a male genitalia on a female body is still very difficult and not legal in Japan anyway, and also that , (hold on to your chair), that because females do not have a Y chromosome they can't really become males .

    I am a gay male, not transgender , married to a Japanese man , and i have lived 25 years in Japan , mostly working in the medical field . Though as a gay man i never really suffered in japan , which i must admit is not a country where it is difficult to be gay, as long as you don't brag about it and scream it on every roof . But because i couldn't get married and have kids there , we moved to Europe , where i am from and got married in Iceland and now live in Switzerland . My husband truly loves his country but nothing in the world would ever make him live there again .
    Japan is very VERY far from being a place for Transgender people and i suspect the rest of Asia is no exception .

  25. Trebor Odinson says:

    ugly motherfuckers.no matter what they do to themselves they still look like a man or woman ,whatever they came into this world as.lol

  26. Diva Chanel says:

    People that show hate towards these trans people, you'll end up hating your own child if they become transgender. Have some acceptance. Be ready for anything.

  27. Davis Steve says:

    Why do men have nipples? Let me tell you. Woman provide the genetic template for men to determine gender. Essentially, 1/2 of everyone's DNA would be "gender-less" DNA inherited from our mothers. Puberty triggers their development into breasts or let them remain decorative items. Gender seems so black and white at birth; however, genetics determine one's gender at conception. Most homosexual men do not wish to switch genders. Gay men like gay men. It's difficult enough to embrace your own sexuality, to question one's own gender must be overwhelming.

  28. TVgina Gina says:

    the first tran says he always want to be a female, yet with all these years there was no attempt to become a woman his voice, his appearance is still a man, more like a gay man. so i feel this is so fucked up for a gay person to try to claim something they have no idea about.

  29. Balenciaga Abundance says:

    LMAO the guy across the table facial expression 18:44 says it all… EPIC OUCH when she mentions herr upcoming Chinese Cock Chop!!

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