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Is It A Boy? Is It A Girl? Ask Him/Her

Liu Zhu was born in China and his birth certificate says he is a boy, but the young man has considered himself a herself since high school days. He is now a cross dressing competitor in the Chinese TV 2010 Happy Boys, the equivalent of the TV show, Super Girls. His cross dressing performance drew raves of approval from fans who now call him/her the “pseudo girl” and have made her/him a national icon. The nation’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television(SARFT) demands the media present a positive image to the people and is concerned about any image that might alter that image. The real question is whether allowing Zhuy to accentuate the cross-dressing deactivates the positive image that is desired.

The show producers claim they have yet to hear from SARFT and, as far as they are concerned, Zhu is still in competition to make the top 300 who go on to the next round. As far as Zhu is concerned, she/he/them is busy preparing self composed songs and getting the dresses ready to be shown.

Kuwait Cracks Down on Travestites

The Kuwait government, acting on a new law added to its already repessive dress code, began arresting tranvestites who were in violation of new regulations which criminalize cross dressing. The law states: “Any person committing an indecent act in a public place or imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex, shall be subject to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or fine not exceeding one thousand dinars($3,500). The police did not waste any time in executing the law’s provisions.

Fourteen people were arrested in the initial round up and reports indicate at least three were beaten by the police. Human Rights Watch insists the law “violates basic rights to privacy and free expression, and those continuing arrests show why it should be repealed.”

What can one say about such laws. They have no place in any society which respects the rights of people to express themselves in non-violent ways.