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Chinese Trans Man U.S. Book Tour

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Being trans is difficult everywhere, but can you imagine being trans in a place where everyone lives in stealth? It makes it nearly impossible to find information, friends, and mentors. Until 2003, I didn't even have a word for myself and I still don't know any other trans people in my own country. I've written a book about my life as a trans man coming of age in China: Life Beyond My Body, which has been published here in the United States. Because my book has been published, a friend sent me a ticket to visit the U.S.

For the first time, I am meeting other trans people, and can ask questions about their experiences and perspectives. I am discovering a brotherhood of trans men and have been invited to visit several cities to share my story and learn theirs.

My ultimate goal is to write a second book based on what I learn while living out of the closet for the first time and traveling in America, but I can't do this without you. Will you help?

If you donate $25, I will send you a copy of my book, Life Beyond My Body.

If you donate $50, I will send you a signed copy of my book, personalized to you.

For a $100 or higher donation, I will send you a signed copy of my book, personalized to you, and include you on one of my upcoming Author Q&A calls where you can ask me questions about my book and about trans life in China.

Funds raised will pay for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidentals while traveling from March through September 2017.

I have invitations confirmed to: San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Northern California, Seattle, Portland. I also have invitations pending to: Cincinnati, Tuscon, Phoenix, New York, Philadelphia.

Thank you for helping me reach my goals. This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime for me -- you can follow my journey by subscribing to my mailing list at

Organizer and beneficiary

Ming Lei
Colton, OR
Lura Frazey

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