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This photo taken on August 31, 2019 shows Trans Chorus member Jiatu waiting backstage prior to the group's performance at a festival in the city of Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. - The members of the Trans Chorus aren't professional singers and come from across China -- but they share similar stories of their struggle with identities in a country where being transgender is still classed as a "mental illness". (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-lifestyle-LGBT by Pak Yiu (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

This photo taken on August 31, 2019 shows Trans Chorus member Jiatu waiting backstage prior to the group's performance at a festival in the city of Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. - The members of the Trans Chorus aren't professional singers and come from across China -- but they share similar stories of their struggle with identities in a country where being transgender is still classed as a "mental illness". (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-lifestyle-LGBT by Pak Yiu        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)