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Hijras 6 Pack Band Viral Video Hum Hain Happy

Hijras 6 Pack Band Viral Video Hum Hain Happy

Viewed over a half million times the first day released 6 Pack Band’s new video Hum Hain Happy  is single-handedly defeating sorrow worldwide! This groups sensational song could very well be the transgender communities 2016 theme song much like Against Me’s Transgender dysphoria Blues was in 2012 with one critical difference. Just after our performance at […]

Ancient trans warrior “discovered” at Siberian dig

Ancient trans warrior “discovered” at Siberian dig

In our male dominated world, when a women of authority is recognized, be her alive or centuries gone, the key to her power is unfailingly attributed to men. Such is the case of our Siberian trans ancestor originally discovered in 1990 in the Altai Republic. Jane’s feminine attire conflicted with the male warrior artifacts with […]

US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Jennifer Laude

US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Jennifer Laude

United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of the killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude in a Philippine court today following a lengthy trial. The US Marine, who was stationed in the Philippines for American military exercises was arrested following the death of 26 year old Jennifer Laude.  Pemberton was charged […]

Transgender workplace acceptance cited as key to Korean tech flight to US

Transgender workplace acceptance cited as key to Korean tech flight to US

During a meeting of Corea in Singapore, transgender workplace acceptance was noted as one of the reasons the US is drawing top engineers and producers from Korea. Silicon Valley was specifically mentioned. California’s  non-discrimination laws encourage companies to have written non-discrimination policies. This in turn helps to create a socially aware, self-motivated and individually responsible […]

Transgender Man Found Murdered & Mutilated

Transgender Man Found Murdered & Mutilated

Yoshi Tsuchida, 32, was found dead in his Tokyo home yesterday by his adopted son, with his head covered in a plastic bag and his face removed. Mr Tsuchida’s 28-year-old son, who has not been named, returned to their shared home on thursday morning.  He went to bed, but awoke later to find his father […]

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 […]