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500 transgender people have been killed in Pakistan since 2015, SC told

The court will offer jobs to two transgender people

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September 12, 2018


Pakistan’s transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognized in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this…

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May 21, 2018


Indian transwoman’s journey – from begging to appointment at people’s court

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, when Joyita Mondal drove into Uttar Dinajpur’s Islampur court premises in a white car bearing a red plaque stating ‘judgeship on duty’, it was an occasion for a community that has long found itself on the margins to celebrate, reported Times of India. As a transgender forced to beg for a…

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July 10, 2017


How Abdul Aziz became Bindiya Rana

BY YUSRA JABEEN KARACHI: When she was first arrived in this world, her parents thought they gave birth to a boy. They named her Abdul Aziz. Aziz belongs to the Rana/Rajput family, which follows a strict and conservative conduct of Islam. He had three brothers and eight sisters. A lively person, unapologetically herself, Bindiya said ever…

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October 18, 2016


Be Treated Right!

  By: Zara Maqbool  Pakistan is slowly and gradually turning into a place that no longer feels like home to many of us. There are check boxes to tick if we truly want to enjoy the independence of living as a first rate citizen in this country. Our faith, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, are perhaps…

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July 13, 2016