I was invited to a photo exhibition by a friend of my friend about transgenderism. We have quite a few kids in our school who are struggling with gender identity issues currently. We also have a few who have started their social transition.
We found the church where the exhibit was with some difficulty. There weren’t a lot of people around. It was in a side room with one of the doors locked. We ended up having to ask someone where it was. At first, the guy didn’t know what we were talking about. There was a sign right outside the locked door. It was in the next door. My friend stepped into the door, but immediately inside there wasn’t anything indicative of a photo exhibit. Finally, the guy understood what we were talking about and showed us it was further inside of that room.
It was interesting to see the photo exhibit. It was reassuring to see that there is a community in Hong Kong given the conservative nature of the place. Even more encouraging to see that this exhibit in a church.
With each group of photos, there was a plague telling the story of the subject. Each story was interesting to see. These people had struggled and faced so many hardships due to the identity issues.
It was a quick thing though. Much of the activity had been done the week before. We actually went to see the last day of the exhibit. I’m really glad we got to see it.
After the exhibition, friend and I went to Tsim Sha Tsui. There is this massively nice mall near the MTR. I hadn’t realized I’d been there before. M and I accidentally ended up there during a rain storm.
The inside reminds me of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in the John Hancock Building in Chicago. That may be a very American observation though.
I love this area of Hong Kong. Being on the water and all of the amazing architecture is so worth seeing even when you’ve seen it all before.
Categories: Hong Kong