Justin Heifetz​​

LGBTQ

India's Transgender Hijra Community Searches for Acceptance

Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling granting rights and recognition to the community has done little to curb the sexual violence and poverty many face.
Justin Heifetz​​
7.19.17
LGBTQ

The Elderly Gay Filipinos Who Perform in Drag to Survive

For Manila's Golden Gays, drag is both a means of survival and a glimmer of hope.
Justin Heifetz​​
5.5.17
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

Foreign Domestic Worker Abuse Is Rampant in Hong Kong

While most come for cash to support their families from abroad, many easily find themselves trapped in a cycle of violence and debt.
Justin Heifetz​​
4.1.17
DIVORCE

The Women Fighting for the Right to Leave a Marriage

In the Philippines, one of just two countries on the planet where divorce remains illegal, these women are trying to get divorce legalised by a notoriously brutal government.
Justin Heifetz​​
3.27.17
immigration

Eating Through Hong Kong's 'Little India'

The ground floor of Chungking Mansions—the epicentre of life for Hong Kong’s asylum seekers—is filled with people hailing from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, all trying to make a new life in one of Asia’s greatest economic miracles.
Justin Heifetz​​
3.14.17
LGBTQ

Young Filipinos Discuss Their Fears Amid the Country's HIV Epidemic

As HIV infections there soar, students at the University of Philippines-Dilliman explain what's holding back progress.
Justin Heifetz​​
3.9.17
LGBTQ

Despite Progressive Neighbors, Hong Kong Remains Backward on LGBTQ Rights

The protectorate lacks anti-discrimination laws for gay citizens and has funded "post gay" therapy, a practice closely linked to conversion therapy.
Justin Heifetz​​
1.27.17
Hong Kong

Fish Balls Are Served with a Side of Politics in Hong Kong

For many people in Hong Kong, the fish ball represents the city’s struggling Cantonese identity, as it unwillingly becomes more and more eroded by China.
Justin Heifetz​​
12.9.16
News

How Hong Kong's Patchy Sex Work Laws Enable Predatory Cops

Sex workers and advocates say Hong Kong's laissez-faire, not-legal-but-not-illegal stance toward prostitution is leaving many women at the mercy of predators, some of them cops.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.30.16
Hong Kong

A Taste of Home with the 'Foreign Domestic Workers' of Hong Kong

Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.26.16
hangover cure

Korea's Secret to Curing a Hangover Is Meat-Stuffed Soup

South Korea can drink just about any other nation under the table—and its citizens turn to a spicy, meaty soup the next day to soothe their hangovers.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.14.16
Travel

The Struggles and Hard Choices of Hong Kong's Aging Mentally Challenged Population

With few places to turn, the families of the city's mentally challenged people often have to turn to facilities that are overcrowded and underfunded.
Justin Heifetz​​
9.7.16
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