Logo of Herstory in East AsiaHerstory of East Asia

We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

Timeline & Map

Yon-Chi Yeh Incident and Gender Diversity

Yong-Chi Yeh, a young boy, was bullied in junior high school because of his feminine personality. As a result, he didn't dare to go to the restroom between classes, when many other classmates would go to the restroom. In 2000, Yeh left his classroom early to the restroom, and was found heaviliy wounded and lying in his own blood before he died. His mother 葉永鋕生前就讀於屏東縣高樹國中,因其與眾不同的性別氣質而遭到同學霸凌,不敢在下課時間去上廁所。2000年4月20日早上,葉永鋕在接近下課時,提前離開教室去上廁所,後來被發現傷重倒臥血泊中,送醫後不治死亡。此事件引起臺灣社會對於性別教育的討論,使得原《兩性平等教育法》在2004年修訂為《性別平等教育法》,教育政策也從傳統二元的兩性教育延伸轉化成為更具普遍性的性別平等教育。

Pingdong, Taiwan
#Sexual Minority Civil Society Movement#Sexual Discrimination#System Reformation#Hate Crime