02 Sep 2010

Lunch meeting with Dr. Sam Winter spoke on "Growing up transgender in Asia".

The speaker today, we had Dr. Sam Winter to talk about “Growing up transgender in Asia.”  Born in England,  Sam has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1984. As a psychologist, Sam has been working in sexual and gender diversity since 2000. He heads up a course on sexual and gender diversity for up to 500 students a year at the University of Hong Kong, where he works as an associate professor. His research focus is gender variant people (people who are transgender) in Asia.  Sam has published more than twenty research papers and book chapters in this area, many in the area of healthcare and legal rights of transgendered individuals. His most recent work has been in hormone use and abuse, stigma and prejudice, and transgender sex work.

Sam shared with us some transgender cases, especially in Asia.  A lot of transgender people in Asia face many problems—human rights, financial constraints and health problems.  Due to discrimination, they are not able to find work easily or even graduate from university,  which can push them into the sex industry; some of them got HIV from their participation in the latter.

2 Sep 2010
The Foundation Seminar will be held on 4th September (Saturday) at Regal HK Hotel.
School Carnival to welcome 16th Asian Games on 25th September (Sat) will be held at HK Jockey Club Shatin Racecourse.
DG will visit our club at the dinner meeting on 16th September (Thursday) at HK Golf Club
Welcoming Dinner to meet Past RI Bill Boyd and Charter Night for Rotaract Club of Happy Valley will be held on 11 Sep at Regal HK Hotel
Joint Membership Development & New Members Orientation Workshop will be held on 9th Oct (Sat) at Holiday Inn Golden Mile from 12pm to 4:30pm

As President Stephen was not in town, IPP Peter was the Acting President today.
PP Rex was the birthday boy and IPP Peter presented him a box of cookies as birthday gift, PP Rex paid the Sergeant not to sing birthday song.

Dr Sam Winter and IPP Peter

The club celebrates PP Rex’s birthday

Dr Sam Winter and lucky draw winner PP Gaston