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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 […]

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 […]

India’s first trans pilot disqualified for being transgender

India’s first trans pilot disqualified for being transgender

Adam Harry, India’s first transgender pilot was disqualified for 6 months after informing aeronautical authorities about his diagnosis of gender dysphoria. The letter he presented to the authorities, as required, is from his psychiatrist and endocrinologist. The letter emphatically states that he is both physically and mentally fit to fly. Adam Harry, 19, got his wings while […]

Filipino Police Are Rounding Up and Detaining Transgender Women

Filipino Police Are Rounding Up and Detaining Transgender Women

According to the news outlet, PhilStar, police in Manila’s financial center are detaining transgender women in warrantless arrests. According to reports they had at last count held 67 women for walking while trans under “Oplan X-Man”. PhilStar reports that the Commission on Human Rights(CHR) on Saturday night said it will investigate a reported policy of the […]

Meet Ms. Liu the mother of China’s Transgender Community

Meet Ms. Liu the mother of China’s Transgender Community

Liu Peilin, 63, became famous when she was seen in a news video escaping from her burning house. Up until that fateful day in 2012, Ms. Liu, a resident of Shandong province, had lived in relative obscurity. But in that split second her life, like her home, came crashing down in a blazing inferno of […]

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