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United Arab Emirates, a Bright New Future For Trans People!

United Arab Emirates, a Bright New Future For Trans People!

A new shocking improvement in the United Arab Emirates, a conservative Middle Eastern country came to light this month. This was something I never expected to witness so soon, especially given personal experience as a trans woman in this country, so let me start with my story. In 2006, while preparing myself to travel to the […]

Lebanon becomes first of the Arab Levant to legalize gender maker changes

Lebanon becomes first of the Arab Levant to legalize gender maker changes

2015 was indeed a bad year for the Arab transgender community. Media’s new hot topic, transgender issues resulted in shows making special episodes about us, but mostly in a bad way. In the streets, Trans people were being attacked and humiliated, several videos on the internet were showing what the word transphobia really means. But […]

My.Kali Magazine: The LGBTQIA Voice In The Arab World

My.Kali Magazine: The LGBTQIA Voice In The Arab World

I have written previously about the struggles we face as an Arab transgenders in our communities, then I wrote about the event that was held in Jordan during the 2015 IDAHOT, maybe if you read both articles, you’ll feel the contradiction between the two stories, one that says it’s impossible to live as a trans […]

A Big Step for Jordanian Transgender People

A Big Step for Jordanian Transgender People

No matter how optimistic I might usually sound, I have never really felt that things are going to be better for us, Jordanian transgender men and women. Deep inside, I always believed that we will never get the chance to speak and say: “hey Jordan, we are here”. But today, I am happy to say […]

بارقة أمل لحقوق مصححي الجنس العرب

بارقة أمل لحقوق مصححي الجنس العرب

قبل حوالي شهرين، تناقلت عدة مواقع إخبارية أردنية خبراً عن موافقة القضاء الأردني تغيير جنس مواطنة أردنية من ذكر إلى أنثى، كما ذكر الخبر موافقة القضاء على تغيير الإسم من مذكر إلى مؤنث. قد يكون هذا الخبر غريباً لدى البعض، ومن المحتمل أن يكون الهدف من إنتشاره في المواقع الإخبارية جذب العدد الأكبر من القراء من […]

Rejection of Transgender in Arab World

Rejection of Transgender in Arab World

The following lines are to be my first article here on planet transgender, and I want to take the chance to say that I feel honored to be part of this wonderful place, and I hope that I would be able to contribute as much as I can to help the Arab transgender community to […]