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Malaysian federal court allows Islamic case against transgender people to go forward

Malaysian federal court allows Islamic case against transgender people to go forward

June 8th 2014 sixteen Malaysian transgender woman were arrested under sharia law which “bans any male person who, in any public place, wears a woman’s attire or poses as a woman.” The arrest of woman focused the world’s attention to the country’s anti transgender sharia law which is enforced in some of the states independently of […]

Chennai trans community protests over context not aesthetics of Shankar’s “I”

Chennai trans community protests over context not aesthetics of Shankar’s “I”

The Chennai transgender community upset over the part played by Ojas M. Rajani, protested director Shankar’s latest film “I”. Make-up artist Ojas M. Rajani who identifies as male to tried to stop the protest telling the community “I” was filmed aesthetically appealing specifically so transgender people wouldn’t find it offensive. The trans community’s objection to […]

Indian Eunuch Madhu Kinnar wins Raigarh mayoral election

Indian Eunuch Madhu Kinnar wins Raigarh mayoral election

Madhu Naresh Kinnar, a 35-year-old Independent candidate, is handed the certificate showing she received 33,168 votes wining the election be 4,537 votes. Madhu Naresh told the Calcutta Telegraph “I’m a kinnar(eunuch). People voted for me as they believe I will address development issues,” said Madhu, who gave up singing in trains in October after the […]

Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe: My 17 year marriage to a transman is a heterosexual relationship.

Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe: My 17 year marriage to a transman is a heterosexual relationship.

“I am a heterosexual, not homosexual,” Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe wrote in her blog Thursday. She was responding to her husband’s apparent outing, and accusations that she is a lesbian. Calling the acusations visious on weibo.com she wrote that “She really was not her, but he was a female physiology, psychology male person. He is […]

Malaysia: Ministry stops funding a critical NGO that assists transgender people

Malaysia: Ministry stops funding a critical NGO that assists transgender people

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has recently given a Non-Profit Government Organization known as PBKS (Social Assistance and Services Centre) a notice that they will no longer fund them starting in January 2015. PBKS has been assisting transgender individual, along with sex workers, HIV positive individual, homeless people and poor people. They […]

Marine Scott Pemberton charged for the murder of Filipina Trans Woman Jennifer Laude

Marine Scott Pemberton charged for the murder of Filipina Trans Woman  Jennifer Laude

There was little doubt in anyone’s mind  about who murdered Jennifer Laude from day one. After all, Marine PVT Scott Pemberton was caught on CCTV leaving a bar with Jennifer shortly before her death. Pemberton’s fellow Marines and Jennifer’s friends testified giving damning evidence all indicating a hate crime had been committed. Many are guessing that […]

Hundreds of Hijras rounded up by police after Bangalore’s Trans pride parade

Hundreds of Hijras rounded up by police after Bangalore’s Trans pride parade

Hundreds protested at city hall following an unprecedented attack against the trans population. One hundred sixty seven trans woman were sent to a rehabilitation colony by police in the days immediately following Bangalore’s Trans Pride Parade. Some of the Hijras were dragged from their homes, some jailed while coming in aid of others, and some […]

Japanese High School Encourages Students To Swap Genders For The Day

Japanese High School Encourages Students To Swap Genders For The Day

A school in Japan is challenging gender norms and teaching its students a little of what it’s like to be the opposite sex. On Tuesday Fuji Hokuryo High School in Japans Yamanashi prefecture encouraged their students to swap uniforms with the opposite sex for the day, with boys in skirts and girls wearing suits. The […]

Bangladeshis Hijras first trans pride parade: Video

Bangladeshis Hijras first trans pride parade: Video

Its easy to see from their eyes the laws that legalized trans in Bangladesh have yet to effect the daily lives .Approximately two thousand transgender Bangladeshis staged the country’s first-ever pride parade on November 10, in order to celebrate one year since the government recognized them as a third gender. Dhaka’s busy roads were brought […]

Facing death gay Iranians are choosing between sterilization or immigration.

Facing death gay Iranians are choosing between sterilization or immigration.

Half of sexual reassignment surgery performed in Iran are acts of desperation by gay people. Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death. Clerics do, however, accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex, so homosexuals can be pushed into […]