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The Indian Judiciary casts a strong ray of hope on Trans rights

The Indian Judiciary casts a strong ray of hope on Trans rights

A breath of fresh air permeated through the queer movement in India on the 5th of October, 2015, with the Delhi High Court upholding the right of a transman to exercise his free choice in leading a fulfilling life. The story in short – Shivy (born Shivani Bhat), a 19-year-young transman, had come over from […]

US Marine Admits Choking Trans Woman Jennifer Laude to Death

US Marine Admits Choking Trans Woman Jennifer Laude to Death

United States Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was stationed near Manila in the Philippines, admitted during his trial that he choked transgender woman Jennifer Laude to death after he found out that she was trans. Posting on Twitter, the lawyer for the victim, Harry Roque, said that ‘he restrained Jennifer through an arm lock until […]

TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia, a documentary about the transgender community, known as Hijras, Kinnar and Masiba, in India is currently playing the festival circuit to rave reviews and has recently won the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition. The documentary takes a look at several Hijras in Ahmedabad, India and how their lives forever changed when […]

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network [APTN], a regional trans empowering NGO, is in the process of developing a resource guide about transitioning in the diverse Asia Pacific Region. The [APTN], whose stated mission is “To enable transgender women and men in the Asia and Pacific region to organize and advocate for the improvement of their health, protection of their legal, social […]

Valkyrie nightclub apologizes for discriminating against trans woman Veejay Floresca

Valkyrie nightclub apologizes for discriminating against trans woman Veejay Floresca

The Philippine nightclub Valkyrie apologizes to transgender woman Veejay Floresca for denying her entrance on June 13th. The bouncers at the popular nightspot Valkyrie told fashion designer Veejay Floresca they didn’t allow crossdressers adding insult to injury by telling her “Lalaki pa rin ‘yan, (He’s still a man).” The bouncers relented after seeing her California […]

Meet Manobi Bandyopadhyay India’s first Transgender College Principal

Meet Manobi Bandyopadhyay India’s first Transgender College Principal

Manobi Bandyopadhyay’s appointment is making sensationalist headlines globally as she becomes India’s first transgender principal, but the real news is how she got to this point. Born before transsexuality was understood or accepted into a family that still rejects her, life was hard. It’s an all too familiar transgender narrative, but she didn’t just persevere […]

The Hidden Lives of LGBTQ Immigrants in South Korea

The Hidden Lives of LGBTQ Immigrants in South Korea

Relocating to South Korea can bring financial security, but at a cost. LGBTQ immigrants often find themselves forced back into the closet in order to survive even as they see flee deadly phobia of their home countries. This is an in-depth and personal look into a few of those lives by journalist Miranda Horton. Aisha […]

Thugs invade and threaten death to Labrys IDAHOT celebrants in Kyrgyzstan

Thugs invade and threaten death to Labrys IDAHOT celebrants in Kyrgyzstan

Thugs climb over a fence and broke into a club holding the Labrys IDAHOT celebration on May 17th in Kyrgyzstan. One member of the group was hurt and has filed charges. About 30 members of the LGBT group Labrys were holding a private celebration behind locked doors when a thug jumped over the wall and […]

Meet Labannya, the Bangladeshi transgender woman who captured two terrorists

Meet Labannya, the Bangladeshi transgender woman who captured two terrorists

Everyone averted their eyes when secular blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was attacked by radical Islamists in Tejgaon, Dhaka Bangladesh. That was understandable given the violence with which they tore Rahman’s face apart with machetes. Everyone that was except a transgender woman. Labannya Hijra grabbed two of them as they fled by the t-shirts, machetes clanging […]

Help Sass Rogando Sasot achieve her dream of attending Leiden University

Help Sass Rogando Sasot achieve her dream of attending Leiden University

Tonight I will be interviewed by Kayia Kramer host of the Queer Life on 89.1 FM KBBF. Episode 34 which is titled Planet Transgender Kelli Busey. Will explore, among other things, my vision for the Planet and what I expect it to become in the future. The future is here. Now. Today. Back in 2009 […]

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