JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her brocade vest and her bras, and is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.
The Indonesian Bishops' Council (KWI) has declared the controversial marriage of transgender Alterina Hofan illegal. This case revolves around the legal loopholes around the status of an intersex man. Prosecutors have indicted Alterina on charges that he switched his gender to male on his ID documents in 2006. The crime carries a maximum seven-year prison sentence. >>>