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Arrest made for the murder of transgender activist Gul Pandra

Arrest made for the murder of transgender activist Gul Pandra

On Monday police arrested Rafiullah, and charged him with the shooting death of Khawaja Sara Gul Pandra as she was returning home from work. Gul Pandra was shot six times point-blank by a masked man on September 9, 2020, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Her murder, the wounding of her companion Chahat and the rape of a cisgender […]

Gul Pandra, Transgender Activist Murdered in Islamabad

Gul Pandra, Transgender Activist Murdered in Islamabad

Khawaja Sara Gul Pandra, a member of Trans Action Pakistan was shot and killed and a friend was wounded September 9, while returning from work. She and a group of other dancers were returning from a wedding where they had performed when gunmen opened fire striking her 6 times. The police do not have any […]

Siti Kassim acquitted of charges she obstructed Islamist’s transgender raid

Siti Kassim acquitted of charges she obstructed Islamist’s transgender raid

The Magistrate’s Court acquitted attorney Siti Kasim who was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) officer during a now-infamous 2016 raid on a transgender dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Siti Kassim was one of two who were detained by Jawi at a dinner she was attending benefiting the […]

Thai Trans Woman Risks Everything At Rally for Democratic Reforms

Thai Trans Woman Risks Everything At Rally for Democratic Reforms

Thousands of people in Thailand have taken to Bangkok streets in peaceful protest asking for reforms to the constitutional monarchy. One, in particular, a Thai Trans Activist wearing our pride flag as a cape caught a videographer’s eye featuring her multiple times. In her fearlessness, she has become the heart of the LGBT contingent. Dance […]

Pakistan: Transgender Dancers Kidnapped, Raped At Gunpoint

Pakistan: Transgender Dancers Kidnapped, Raped At Gunpoint

A group of transgender women hired to dance at a wedding in Islamabad Pakistan were later kidnaped by the same men. Taken against their will, Gulf News Reports, the women were then assaulted, groped at gunpoint, and later in the edited video, raped. The women soon after went to the newly activated Rawalpindi police department […]

Malaysian official gives Islamists “full license” to act against trans people

Malaysian official gives Islamists “full license” to act against trans people

Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, Minister of religious affairs has given “full license” to authorities at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to take action against the transgender community. “It is not just about arrests,” Al-Bakri said “but also to provide religious education so that the transgender community will “return to the right path”. Think tank […]

Transgender advocate Seagirl Abuson’s Call for Help

Transgender advocate Seagirl Abuson’s Call for Help

Many of us have heard or read about the discrimination LGBT Ugandans face. Those articles and movies for all their good intentions could not possibly drive home the urgency like the imagery and narrative that Seagirl Abuson provided Planet Trans. Seagirl Abuson, a transgender woman of color escaped the violence in Ugandan finding temporary sanctuary […]

Meet Reem Sharif Groundbreaking Advocate with Punjab Police

Meet Reem Sharif Groundbreaking Advocate with Punjab Police

Trans advocate extraordinaire Reem Sharif has opened the door to justice by opening the first transgender police help desk in Pakistan. As is true in many countries, the hardest step to get justice is the first step. In Pakistan, that first step is called an FIR or First Information Report. But before that can happen […]

Bhopal reports first transgender death due to coronavirus

Bhopal reports first transgender death due to coronavirus

Planet Transgender mourns the news that a transgender woman from Bhopal, India has died from respiratory complications due to COVID-19. According to Outlook India, the unnamed victim was the first reported death of a transgender person due to COVID-19 in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The 40-year-old transgender woman from Kolipura locality in […]

Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Pakistan and India’s transgender community known locally as Khawaja Sira, Kinnar, Hijra, or as eunuchs are truly the angels of lore. Many from both countries live in poverty but are considered good luck when they dance and sing at marriages and births. If their past deeds in any way mirror their present response to this […]

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