China's first transgender labor dispute was dismissed Tuesday, but the plaintiff, a Chinese transgender man said he would continue to appeal for transgender rights.
Mr. C, a young trans man from southwest China's Guizhou Province, says he was fired seven days after he was hired as a sales consultant by Cimi Checkup, a local medical center, last year.
The hearing of Mr. C's case, unprecedented in China, took place in April in a local labor arbitration court with the plaintiff asking for financial compensation and a written apology.
Mr. C filed the case to the local labor arbitration committee on March 7. The case was accepted on March 14, with a ruling to be delivered within 45 days.
Beimeng Fu is a BuzzFeed News World Reporter covering China and is based in New York.
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