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Transgender women Chutki and friend gunned down in Peshawar

Transgender women Chutki and friend gunned down in Peshawar

Members of Trans Action PK responded quickly helping to identify the body of the murdered transgender woman writing “Our Trans sister Chutki (Danial) is shot 12 times according to the post-mortem report while her friend was shot 7 times. What a shame. What a sad incident.” As reported by Radio Liberty: Gunmen riding on a […]

Pakistan Boy Scouts (PBSA) now welcoming Transgender Girls

Pakistan Boy Scouts (PBSA) now welcoming Transgender Girls

Forty transgender people took the Scout oath Friday in Karachi becoming the first in our community to join the Pakistan Boy Scouts. This historic event sends a clear message that the Pakistan Boy Scout Association (PBSA) has joined a growing global movement in welcoming both cisgender and transgender scouts. In 2017 The Boy Scouts of America […]

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

A lot has been said about India’s proposed Transgender Bill 2016, mainly negative. The bill written without transgender input would according to detractors “institute a gender apartheid against India’s vast and complex transgender, hijra, intersex and gender variant communities.” The bill which was proposed after the Supreme Court 2014 ruling giving the entire trans community […]

Peshawar Transgender Woman Spogmai murdered

Peshawar Transgender Woman Spogmai murdered

Transgender woman Spogmai, 24, was shot in her Peshawar apartment Sunday and later died at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).  The unknown assailant(s) shot her 6 times according to a Gulberg Police spokesman. The 24-year-old described by friends as a vibrant and happy soul was originally from Balochistan PK. but had come to the region hoping for a better […]

Pakistan and India Now Offering Tuition Free University to Transgender People

Pakistan and India Now Offering Tuition Free University to Transgender People

Both Pakistan and India are now offering college tuition-free education for transgender people. While many of us in the US celebrate new inclusion in high-end women’s schools, both Pakistan and India have taken this very real step towards making a university degree a reality for their country’s most marginalized communities. April 2017 the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) […]

داستان مرد همجنسگرایی که از ایران گریخت و در آمریکا مدل لباس زیر شد.

داستان مرد همجنسگرایی که از ایران گریخت و در آمریکا مدل لباس زیر شد.

زمان بهتری برای بازگوکردن داستان مرد همجنسگرای ایرانی ، پس از دستور اخیر رییس جمهور ترامپ در روز جمعه گذشته که پذیرش پناهجو به آمریکا را تعلیق کرده و تعلیق 90 روزه به متقاضیان هفت کشور عمدتا مسلمان را تحمیل میکند، وجود ندارد. آراد ( که نمیخواهد اسم واقعی اش را استفاده کنیم) در سال […]

DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

Hundreds marched in India’s 10th DelhiQueerPRIDE celebration today braving the smog and anti-LGBT laws. The colors were fabulous and the mood was celebratory, but as the day progressed the undercurrent of proud defiance became increasingly evident. Tish Anand, who wore a wig Times of India that he was inspired by the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana. […]

UAE Deports Intersex German and Saudi man for sexual encounter

UAE Deports Intersex German and Saudi man for sexual encounter

A highly suspect news article from the United Arab Emirates reports that an intersex German and a Saudi man were ‘caught’ having sex in Dubai and deported. News sources in UAE should be considered suspect not becuse of any doubt of the intent of the publisher, but due to the government’s iron-fisted control of media […]

Selected in 2015 transgender woman Ganga Kumari still awaits police job

Selected in 2015 transgender woman Ganga Kumari still awaits police job

The Year 2017, has been a welcome time for Transgender community in India, as there have been many milestones made by the state and in the public sector for our community. One of those firsts happened in Tamil Nadu where they have now have one sub-inspector and 3 constables on its police force. Now that’s news that has […]

“Aap Log Nahi Aa Sakte” Transphobia at Goa Casinos

“Aap Log Nahi Aa Sakte” Transphobia at Goa Casinos

    Recently I was in Goa, one of India’s top tourist destinations and went to a Casino, where first I was harassed by security, who eventually allowed me in but only after further after questions and harassment.  But when I tried to enter I was simply refused by a person near reception who said “Aap Log […]

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