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Filipino Trans Woman Sephy Francisco Stuns Singing both keys of “The Prayer”

Filipino Trans Woman Sephy Francisco Stuns Singing both keys of “The Prayer”

You may never be the same after watching and listening to Sephy Francisco sing both parts of the duet “The Prayer”. Sephy Francisco’s heartfelt rendition of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s duet in Korea at Mnet’s ‘I Can See Your Voice 5’ brought gasps and tears of joy to all. But as astounding as her vocal range […]

Malaysian Activist Nisha Ayub Slams Islamic Plan to Program Trans People

Malaysian Activist Nisha Ayub Slams Islamic Plan to Program Trans People

Officials of the Malaysian state of Terengganu have announced plans to conduct an awareness (sic) religious gender conversion program for ‘mak nyah’ or Transgender people to put them on “the right path’. Not off to a good start. First, the authorities need to assuage the well-earned distrust of the community who will undoubtedly go further […]

JAKE ZYRUS Comes Out as a Trans Man

JAKE ZYRUS Comes Out as a Trans Man

Glee phenom JAKE ZYRUS made it official last week shedding his female skin. Formerly known as Charice Pempengco, he told Ophra in 2014 that he knew his soul was male at age 5 but hedged at committing to transition saying he wasn’t going to go through that ‘whole thing’. This was only a few years ago […]

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 […]