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Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

The first transgender candidate from India’s westernmost state for the Lok Sabha (the lower house), Jaysawal Naresh Babulal, said that she would contest the election, even though she forced to register as a male. “No political party would accept my candidature, hence I confidently walked to the district collector, the Election Commission’s Returning Officer, to […]

Bollywood to make a joke of transitioning with “Man to Man”

Bollywood to make a joke of transitioning with “Man to Man”

Actress Adah Sharma, who made her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt’s ‘1920’ opposite Rajneesh Duggal, will soon be seen essaying the role of a man in her upcoming comedy film ‘Man to Man’ opposite Naveen Kasturia based on sex reassignment surgery. Cisgender actress Adah Sharma is “thrilled about playing a man in a comedy film […]

Pakistan Trans people: ignored by police, die untreated in hospitals

Pakistan Trans people: ignored by police, die untreated in hospitals

A lot has been made of recent transgender rights progress in Pakistan and rightfully so. Tragically despite the legal and religious progress Pakistani transgender still face heartbreaking discrimination and daily violence. Police criminality and complicity with the medical community’s indifference remain enemy one to Pakistan’s transgender community, especially in the northern territories. The latest murder is heartrendering. Tabbu […]

Transgender dancer and activist Narthaki Nataraj honored with a Padma Shri

Transgender dancer and activist Narthaki Nataraj honored with a Padma Shri

Republic Day, 26th of January, Narthaki Nataraj was bestowed the Padma Shri, becoming the first transgender person to be honored with one of Inda’s highest civilian award. Nataraj was in Thiruvananthapuram, performing in the Nishagandhi Nritholsav, while the declaration of the award came. “I have received the message from the tourism department that I am awarded […]

Man arrested with the heart of a trans woman he killed

Man arrested with the heart of a trans woman he killed

Updated 1/24/2019 The victims name is Kelly da Silva acorrding to Huff Post Brazil Caio dos Santos de Oliveira, 20, was arrested Monday in Campinas, São Paulo after confessing to the murder of a transgender woman known as Mother Laura. Oliveira told police that after having sex with bar owner Mother Laura, 35, he cut her […]

Another Malaysian Transgender Woman Murdered over ‘phone theft’ Police Say

Another Malaysian Transgender Woman Murdered over ‘phone theft’ Police Say

For the second time in weeks, Klang police have taken the word of killers, while ignoring the obvious. On New Years Day they declared the heinous murder of a transgender woman, not a hate crime, but in retaliation for the theft of a phone. On December 12th a transgender woman was found dead, beaten to […]

In Pictures, Video and our Hearts: Pakistan’s First Trans Pride Parade

In Pictures, Video and our Hearts: Pakistan’s First Trans Pride Parade

Saturday the Lahore community celebrated the new year by hosting Pakistan’s First Trans Pride Parade. Before the start of 2019, the transgender community of Pakistan celebrated the first ever Trans Pride in Lahore, which happened for the first time in the history of Pakistan. 2018 has been a very fruitful year for the Transgender Community […]

India’s lower house passes a ‘transgender rights bill’ that’s ‘killing us’

India’s lower house passes a ‘transgender rights bill’ that’s ‘killing us’

India Transgender people are on a human rights rollercoaster ride chugging for years to heights of euphoric empowerment, then flying helter-skelter to the depths of despair. Some are angry, some think its the end of an era and some have given up in despair with the passage of the latest version of the Transgender Persons […]

Jordan’s Parliament Passes a New Law Related to Transgender People

Jordan’s Parliament Passes a New Law Related to Transgender People

Finally, Jordan is making a change related to the trans people situation. In March 2018, the house of representatives was discussing a new medical liability law, the news was all over the media, the Jordanian TV channels, in the newspapers and social media. Everyone is talking about it and waiting for it to be finalized, […]

Horrific video of Pakistani Transgender woman burned alive posted on line

Horrific video of Pakistani Transgender woman burned alive posted on line

An as yet unidentified transgender woman was doused with accelerants and burned alive at a cab stand at Mall Mandi Chowk on Thursday. Gay Star News reports that she was taken to the remote location by four men who set her on fire after she fought their sexual assault. The trans woman, whose identity, could not be […]

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