Wednesday, 19 February 2020

63-year-old transgender Liu Peilin tries on a new coat in front of a mirror at her bedroom in Guanzhong village, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China November 4, 2019. Morning market shoppers look a little too long in Liu Peilin's direction as she passes by in a red jacket and grey wig covered in red and pink clips, her cheeks rouged in bright pink and eyeshadow in a matching shade. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

63-year-old transgender Liu Peilin poses for a picturesnear her home in Guanzhong village, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China November 3, 2019. The 63-year-old has become well-known not only in the little southern Chinese village where she lives, but also nationally. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

63-year-old transgender Liu Peilin writes in a diary in her bedroom in Guanzhong village, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China November 4, 2019. That was Liu, who had wanted to be a woman since she was a child but had suppressed the yearning for decades. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

63-year-old transgender Liu Peilin rides on her bicycle as she heads to the neighbouring village for breakfast, in Guanzhong village, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China November 2, 2019. Liu, who is unemployed, says she wants to undergo gender reassignment surgery, but lacks the funding. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang