Traveling While Transgender – A Nightmare in Hong Kong

Published Date Author: , September 6th, 2014

Transgender FlagCrossing borders as a transgender woman is always a challenge. There are many reasons immigration authorities reject you, but sometimes it’s simply because they don’t seem to understand who we are.

My name is Eliana Rubashkyn and I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I’m a trained pharmacist and speak five languages fluently, and until recently, I was studying for an MBA in Health Administration in Taiwan on a government scholarship. I also used to be a man.

Last year, I was forced to travel to Hong Kong to renew my passport because of my altered gender. Hong Kong — a one-hour flight away — is the nearest Colombian consulate from Taiwan. The trip was also necessary to allow me to apply for the second year of my graduate degree.

Little did I know my life would be turned upside down when I boarded that plane.

By Eliana Rubashkyn – Full Story at WPTZ | China Gay Travel Resources

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That sucks. I can’t believe they did this to you. Keep fghting untill we’re all free. Peace & Love Out. JIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Gravatar

That sucks. I can't believe they did this to you. Keep fghting untill we're all free. Peace & Love Out. JIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said on September 6, 2014, 1:50 pm:

I wrote my comment where my name is

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