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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 […]

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) […]

Saudi police kill a transgender women, jail 35 others

Saudi police kill a transgender women, jail 35 others

    Saudi police murdered two Pakistani Transgender women February 28th by forcing them into bags and beating them to death according to multiple news sources.  Both were visiting Riyadh and were from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Amna, 35, lived in Mingora, and Meeno was from Peshawar, Pakistan. Both Amna and Mingora were forced into bags […]

Three Pakistani Trans women raped by 12 men

Three Pakistani Trans women raped by 12 men

Three transgender women were reportedly raped last night by twelve people in Pakistan’s northern frontier. Trans Action Pakistan, a national organization advocating for transgender rights reported this morning. While this group has made some substantial progress this past year the atrocities continue seemingly unabated. And while it may seem that the violence has increased it […]

Pakistan’s Kami Sid takes on transphobia with grace and style

Pakistan’s Kami Sid takes on transphobia with grace and style

Kami Sid, Pakistan’s first transgender model advocate stuns in this shoot by photographer Haseeb M. Siddiqui, stylist Waqar J. Khan and makeup artist Nighat Misbah. Kami Sid visits with Qamar Naseem from Trans Action Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‘s who wrote. “Sid’s visibility as a transgender model is vital to challenging the violence and stigma the transgender community faces on a […]

HIV+ Transgender girl left in trash dies

HIV+ Transgender girl left in trash dies

Transgender woman Dewani, 24, died, abandoned by our trans community, stricken with advanced AIDs left laying in garbage next to an HIV treatment center. Dewani was discovered by members of Trans Action Alliance a few weeks ago in this deplorable state outside of the Iqbal Plaza and with the help of UNAIDS personal were able […]

Attempt made on Pakistan’s new TransAction Alliance leader’s life

Attempt made on Pakistan’s new TransAction Alliance leader’s life

Trans woman Arzu had barely closed the door of her home after Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa TransAction Alliance previous leader Aleshia was murdered when someone made an attempt on her life. Arzu’s predecessor Aleshia was shot by a gang that forces trans women into prostitution, extorts those who refuse, and murders those who don’t comply with their demands. […]

TransAction Alliance’s Ali Sha shot, hospital refuses to treat

TransAction Alliance’s Ali Sha shot, hospital refuses to treat

Nineteen hours ago Ali Sha, TransAction Alliance Provincial coordinator of the Peshawar District, Pakistan was shot eight times. The hospital refused to admit her saying they had no bed in either the men’s or the women’s ward for a transgender person. Ali would have died untreated in a hallway if not for this Tribune article […]

Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai won the world over by standing up to religious zealots, but she almost paid the ultimate price. The Taliban is so afraid of educated woman they tried to kill her. The Taliban’s brutality was exposed as Malala elevated her cause globally  enlightening the world and brightening each of our lives. Malala Yousafzai (Pashto: […]