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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 […]

Pakistani transgender wedding dancer Sania murdered while performing

Pakistani transgender wedding dancer Sania murdered while performing

TransAction Pakistan is reporting that she was shot dead Friday, July 20th, 2018 in the Chiniya Nawali area of Hafizabad during a wedding performance. The transgender wedding dancer identified as Sania by Samaa news was killed after asking a drunken party-goer to stop harassing the performers. A group of transgender persons was invited to dance […]

Transgender Woman Khursand Bayar Ali Running For Mayor of Lahore Pakistan

Transgender Woman Khursand Bayar Ali Running For Mayor of Lahore Pakistan

Khursand Bayar Ali rocked the patriarchy with the announcement of her candidacy Wednesday becoming the first transgender person to run for the office of Mayor in Pakistan.  Khursand Bayar Ali who wants to govern Lahore, Pakistan based on three noble principles Dignity, Equality and Inclusion has gained the respect of Kami Sid renown model and advocate.  […]

First Graduate of Pakistan’s Transgender School has money Stolen by Official

First Graduate of Pakistan’s Transgender School has money Stolen by Official

A lot of attention has rightfully been paid to the first ever transgender school in Pakistan.  Transgender Pakistanis living on the fringes of society have traditionally made a living by dancing at weddings.  But recently they have seen that source of income dwindling under government and religious pressure. Struggling with unemployment and unlawful police evictions in the […]

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