Saturday, December 16, 2006

malaysian tran sees a better future...

"Prominent Malaysian transsexual sees progress in societal acceptance

by Sean YoongAssociated PressTuesday Dec 12, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Transsexuals are gaining more acceptance in mostly Muslim Malaysia, a well-known transsexual said Tuesday, a little more than a year after she held a high-profile but controversial wedding with an accountant.

Jessie Chung, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian who had sex-change surgery in 2003, said her country’s transsexuals are "luckier than those in some other places’’ because anti-discrimination campaigns by nongovernment groups have helped to change the way in which many people view them."

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