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30 LGBT adults and children detained by police at St Petersburg protest

30 LGBT adults and children detained by police at St Petersburg protest

Russian Police grabbed 30 LGBT activists and at least one child loading them into a bus at Palace Square on August 4th, 2018. The LGBT people were detained for holding ‘individual protests’ in response to the city’s denial of permits for a Pride Parade. Radio Free Europe and Reuters report that city authorities rejected their […]

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 […]

Filipino Trans Woman Sephy Francisco Stuns Singing both keys of “The Prayer”

Filipino Trans Woman Sephy Francisco Stuns Singing both keys of “The Prayer”

You may never be the same after watching and listening to Sephy Francisco sing both parts of the duet “The Prayer”. Sephy Francisco’s heartfelt rendition of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s duet in Korea at Mnet’s ‘I Can See Your Voice 5’ brought gasps and tears of joy to all. But as astounding as her vocal range […]

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 […]

Fake doctor arrested for breast augmentation operation which killed trans woman Jiratchaya Kampoon

Fake doctor arrested for breast augmentation operation which killed trans woman Jiratchaya Kampoon

Thanatpong Jittheerapirom, 29, was apprehended today for a botched, illegal breast enhancement operation on transgender woman Jiratchaya Kampoon. The beautiful 22-year-old transgender woman who paid the clinic 35,000 (THB) or $1,000 (USD) for the operation failed to regain consciousness after the surgery. Thai media reports referring to her problematically as a “Ladyboy”  a term often equated with the pejorative “Tranny” has slowed […]

Pakistani Trans Activist/model Kami Sid to Star in Dil E Nadan

Pakistani Trans Activist/model Kami Sid to Star in Dil E Nadan

Top model and Pakistani transgender activist Kami Sid has landed a first of a kind lead role in the Express Entertainment production of the drama “Dil E Nadan”. A post shared by Kami Sid (@kamisid_official) on Oct 6, 2017 at 8:47am PDT Speaking with The Express Tribune, Sid discussed starring in the drama and how it’d help her […]

JAKE ZYRUS Comes Out as a Trans Man

JAKE ZYRUS Comes Out as a Trans Man

Glee phenom JAKE ZYRUS made it official last week shedding his female skin. Formerly known as Charice Pempengco, he told Ophra in 2014 that he knew his soul was male at age 5 but hedged at committing to transition saying he wasn’t going to go through that ‘whole thing’. This was only a few years ago […]

Pakistanis who videotaped whipping of Sialkot transgender woman arrested

Pakistanis who videotaped whipping of Sialkot transgender woman arrested

Police arrested 5 members of an alleged gang after they posted a video of them whipping a Sialkot transgender woman which went viral. The man who did the most of the beating The Tribune  reports is Jajja Butt, beat up the Sialkot transgender woman because she refused to pay extortion money. However,  Julie who was confirmed […]

Malaysian Transgender fundraiser invaded by Islamists, kidnapping two

Malaysian Transgender fundraiser invaded by Islamists, kidnapping two

A heartbreaking video has emerged showing hundreds of transgender women running in terror with Malaysian Islamists giving chase. This happened at an upscale Hotel in  Kuala Lumpur last weekend where the community was holding a dinner and fundraiser. One of the guests at the dinner, attorney Siti kassim, was detained and held illegally overnight by the […]

Zenisha Tamang eliminated from Nepal Mega Model competition

Zenisha Tamang eliminated from Nepal Mega Model competition

A few weeks after the story on Nepal’s receptiveness to the idea of a transgender representing them on the fashion runway was published, migme Mega Model Season 3’s first transgender contestant Zenisha Tamang (@zenishapakhrintmg) was eliminated. Zenisha had one of the best photos for the ‘moving bus photoshoot’ episode, impressing the judges with her facial […]

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