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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 […]

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 […]

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network [APTN], a regional trans empowering NGO, is in the process of developing a resource guide about transitioning in the diverse Asia Pacific Region. The [APTN], whose stated mission is “To enable transgender women and men in the Asia and Pacific region to organize and advocate for the improvement of their health, protection of their legal, social […]

Valkyrie nightclub apologizes for discriminating against trans woman Veejay Floresca

Valkyrie nightclub apologizes for discriminating against trans woman Veejay Floresca

The Philippine nightclub Valkyrie apologizes to transgender woman Veejay Floresca for denying her entrance on June 13th. The bouncers at the popular nightspot Valkyrie told fashion designer Veejay Floresca they didn’t allow crossdressers adding insult to injury by telling her “Lalaki pa rin ‘yan, (He’s still a man).” The bouncers relented after seeing her California […]