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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 […]

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 […]

Pakistani Trans Advocate Nayyab Ali wins the Gala Award

Pakistani Trans Advocate Nayyab Ali wins the Gala Award

Transgender activist Nayyab Ali was presented the coveted international activism award in absentia this weekend. She had arrived in Dublin to accept the award but fell sick and stayed away out of concern for others. She did, however, record a video thanking the attendees for the award. Nayyab Ali was among four nominated by Amnesty […]

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 […]

Maya Haddad, Israeli Model and Trans Activist has died

Maya Haddad, Israeli Model and Trans Activist has died

Maya Haddad,27, has passed away ‘prematurely’ Monday according to friends and news reports. The cause of her death has not been released, however, it was known that she suffered greatly after being disowned by her family after transitioning at age 15. Maya Haddad sought to represent Israel in last year’s Miss Trans International Beauty Pageant […]

South African Transgender Activist Nare Mphela Murdered

South African Transgender Activist Nare Mphela Murdered

Renowned transgender activist Nare Mphela,28, was found murdered Sunday in her South African home. As a high school student, Nare Mphela initiated and won the first transgender discrimination case in South African history. Police were notified by residents who were suspicious that Mphela’s vehicle had been parked for a long time near the house, which […]

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