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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 […]

Transgender women Chutki and friend gunned down in Peshawar

Transgender women Chutki and friend gunned down in Peshawar

Members of Trans Action PK responded quickly helping to identify the body of the murdered transgender woman writing “Our Trans sister Chutki (Danial) is shot 12 times according to the post-mortem report while her friend was shot 7 times. What a shame. What a sad incident.” As reported by Radio Liberty: Gunmen riding on a […]

Pakistan Boy Scouts (PBSA) now welcoming Transgender Girls

Pakistan Boy Scouts (PBSA) now welcoming Transgender Girls

Forty transgender people took the Scout oath Friday in Karachi becoming the first in our community to join the Pakistan Boy Scouts. This historic event sends a clear message that the Pakistan Boy Scout Association (PBSA) has joined a growing global movement in welcoming both cisgender and transgender scouts. In 2017 The Boy Scouts of America […]

Malaysian Activist Nisha Ayub Slams Islamic Plan to Program Trans People

Malaysian Activist Nisha Ayub Slams Islamic Plan to Program Trans People

Officials of the Malaysian state of Terengganu have announced plans to conduct an awareness (sic) religious gender conversion program for ‘mak nyah’ or Transgender people to put them on “the right path’. Not off to a good start. First, the authorities need to assuage the well-earned distrust of the community who will undoubtedly go further […]

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

A lot has been said about India’s proposed Transgender Bill 2016, mainly negative. The bill written without transgender input would according to detractors “institute a gender apartheid against India’s vast and complex transgender, hijra, intersex and gender variant communities.” The bill which was proposed after the Supreme Court 2014 ruling giving the entire trans community […]

Millions Watch as Pakistani Trans community protest Police Extortion and Brutality

Millions Watch as Pakistani Trans community protest Police Extortion and Brutality

While reading the article by Mashaal Radio translated by google mobile app it was shocking to see the TransAction protesters called نریګر “niggers” on of all days December 10th, International Human Rights Day. It is safe to assume the well-respected journalists at Mashaal Radio didn’t intend to desegregate the protesters with the N-word. The translation […]

Sidney and Friends Kenya’s Hidden Trans Community

Sidney and Friends Kenya’s Hidden Trans Community

Coming to film festivals in 2018, “Sidney and Friends” a documentary delving into Kenya’s transgender community as never seen before. They live in the shadows disowned by family and disconnected from community, in a constant struggle for survival yet are amazing in their love of life. Meet Maria. Her smile, beauty and glittering personality hide […]

Obama answers Akkai Padmashali’s question on how to fight 377 “What you just did.”

Obama answers Akkai Padmashali’s question on how to fight 377  “What you just did.”

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali was selected to ask Barrack Obama a question on behalf of India’s LGBT community about reversing section 377 at the New Delhi town hall December 1st. “I’m a criminal before the section 377 which criminalizes because you are a transgender lesbian gay bisexual and how do I raise my voice against […]

Peshawar Transgender Woman Spogmai murdered

Peshawar Transgender Woman Spogmai murdered

Transgender woman Spogmai, 24, was shot in her Peshawar apartment Sunday and later died at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).  The unknown assailant(s) shot her 6 times according to a Gulberg Police spokesman. The 24-year-old described by friends as a vibrant and happy soul was originally from Balochistan PK. but had come to the region hoping for a better […]