18 Mar '17, 7pm

Inside Singapore's only shelter for homeless transgender women

Inside Singapore's only shelter for homeless transgender women

Many trans women in conservative Singapore had a different experience altogether: Facing the breakdown of family ties—which disrupted their education —working the streets was one of the only ways to make cash while avoiding discrimination. Now, the same women who transitioned back in the seventies, eighties and nineties are facing an uncertain future as older sex workers. Seeing a gap for housing support within this community, June and her late sister (who was also transgender) opened Singapore's first shelter for homeless trans women in 2014. "My late sister always told me that we are so blessed, we have to give and do more for others. That inspired me," says June.

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