“I was standing outside the nightclub with my friends when I was ordered by [municipality] police to get into the car, with no legal order” one of the transgender revelers harassed Saturday night at Dekwaneh club Ghost said, on condition of anonymity. She said she was taken into a room where she was abused both verbally and sexually by municipality head Antoine Chakhtoura’s deputies. >>>
The mayor of Dekwaneh, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, ordered a nightclub frequented by trans and LGB people shut down and several people, including a trans woman, were brought to the municipal headquarters, ordered strip naked, then photographed.
The National Transgender Discrimination Survey is the most extensive survey of transgender discrimination ever undertaken. Over 6,450 responses are included in the survey, which explored discrimination in all aspects of life.
A 40-year-old eunuch was found murdered with her throat slit in a house in northeast Delhi's Nand Nagri. The incident came to light around 9am and the deceased was identified as Priya, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, who was staying alone in a rented accommodation there. >>>
Air New Zealand will not remove a competition joke about disgraced Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk, which has been slammed on social media as transphobic. People who have emailed Air New Zealand complaining about the joke have received apologies; however it is not changing the jokes in the promotion. >>>
A NEW report released Wednesday shows that 265 transgender people became victims of violent killings across the world over the last 12 months. In total, since January 2008 the murders of 1083 trans people have been reported.
An advocate for trans people has delivered a stinging rebuke to National MP Maggie Barry after the previously gay-friendly ex-broadcaster lashed out in Parliament at a lesbian MP, describing transgender issues as "fringe" matters. >>>
Bosnian-born Australian model Andrej Pejic is currently the darling of the fashion world, wanted by all the top fashion designers to walk their runways. His lithe, thin, 1.88m -frame has been hailed as the perfect "clothes hanger" frame and his androgynous looks allow him to walk both the men's AND women's fashion shows.
But it wasn't always that way.
Even given the unconscionable levels of discrimination and violence against transgender people in the United States, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) trans people experience heightened levels of discrimination and had worse outcomes than the sample overall. API transgender people faced the combination of anti-transgender bias with structural and interpersonal racism.
Fed up with continuous harassment and discrimination, transgender community has urged the Central government to form a welfare board for them. The board as envisaged will help them address the issues plaguing them at government level.
To sensitise the public on various problems sexual minorities face, a media consultation was organised on Friday. “Gender minorities such as transgenders are often harassed,” said Akkai Padmashali of Sangama. >>>
‘The News’ got hold of three ‘she males’ and asked what do they do on Eid and how do they celebrate this ritual at all. “Eid is a big day for every one but for us it’s not less than a mourning day,” she said, “the day starts with the tears in our eyes when everyone is depressed that they cannot go and meet their loved ones. We cannot go and meet our biological parents, brothers and sisters or relatives because they have disowned us for our abnormal behaviour and inclination towards female gender. >>>
They get dolled up in makeup, skirts and headscarves every Sunday evening. But there is no mistaking the fact that the 20 or so people congregating were all born male. The weekly gatherings at a private residence in Yogyakarta, central Java, offer the select group an opportunity to express their sexual identity without fear of arousing religious intolerance in the world's largest Muslim nation.
Capturing transgenders with a camera was a challenge for me as much as the participants, Danial Shah, a freelance photographer and travel writer, told The Express Tribune. A photography workshop dedicated to photographing transgenders concluded at the Punjab Lok Rahs on Wednesday.
Gowda, probably the first chief minister in the country to participate in a sexual minorities’ convention, said: “The regular census generally compromises on such minorities. So, we want a thorough survey done to identify such people so that their issues can be dealt in a systematic manner.” >>>