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Pakistan: Acid thrown on 23-yr-old transgender in Lahore, police nab suspect
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Pakistan: Acid thrown on 23-yr-old transgender in Lahore, police nab suspect

The transgender community is socially excluded by the Pakistani society where they experience high levels of physical abuse and face discriminatory behaviour in daily life, according to a recent study

'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting
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'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

Unfounded claims that the gunman was an immigrant living in the US illegally, or transgender, quickly emerged on Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, read British Muslim trans activist Sabah Choudrey's book
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On International Transgender Day of Visibility, read British Muslim trans activist Sabah Choudrey's book

Sabah Choudrey's book also considers how visibility does not always serve trans people; it can be at odds with their safety.

How COVID-19 has only increased the struggles faced by the trans community
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How COVID-19 has only increased the struggles faced by the trans community

The Centre recently launched the scheme 'SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise' aimed to provide welfare and rehabilitation to the transgender community

Teammates of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas seek bar from women's competition
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Teammates of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas seek bar from women's competition

Thomas has dominated US collegiate women's swimming recently as a student athlete at Penn, where just a few years ago, she competed as a man.

2021: Elderly battled high susceptibility to COVID; transgender, disabled suffer social repercussions
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2021: Elderly battled high susceptibility to COVID; transgender, disabled suffer social repercussions

The situation of the old and the disabled improved in the beginning of 2021 but with the brutal second wave, they again lost all their means of livelihood.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui isn't limited to trans representation, but also says a lot about the support their partners need
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Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui isn't limited to trans representation, but also says a lot about the support their partners need

As a queer person living in India, I was surprised, and even proud, to see Bollywood doing much better than it has before in terms of transgender representation.

Trans employees at Netflix plan walkout after chief defends Dave Chapelle's stand-up comedy special
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Trans employees at Netflix plan walkout after chief defends Dave Chapelle's stand-up comedy special

An internal message among trans employees this week accuses Netflix of "repeatedly releasing content that harms the trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts trans content."

Following social media influencer Oli London's claim of being 'transracial', a look at why the term is racist and transphobic
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Following social media influencer Oli London's claim of being 'transracial', a look at why the term is racist and transphobic

Race and gender have very different histories, understandings, experiences, and implications in the face of discrimination. The very idea of being able to transition to a different race discredits trans and gender diverse people’s experiences of gender affirmation. It also undermines the importance of cultural connections for many communities.

Kataluna Enriquez becomes first transgender woman to win Miss Nevada USA title in pageant history
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Kataluna Enriquez becomes first transgender woman to win Miss Nevada USA title in pageant history

The 27-year-old Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.

Online essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sparks controversy as Nigerian novelist addresses feud with one of her students
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Online essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sparks controversy as Nigerian novelist addresses feud with one of her students

Shortly after Adichie posted her essay, social media erupted. Her name was a trending topic on Twitter for hours, prompting tens of thousands of responses. Some people dissected and criticised her views on gender, while others agreed that some people use social media as a weapon.

'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal
India

'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal

Siku, a Nupi Manbi (trans woman) from Manipur, found her job and life in Bengaluru suddenly at end with the lockdown. Having returned to Manipur, however, Siku has had an especially difficult journey that is nowhere close to its end.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to be first transgender Olympian
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to be first transgender Olympian

Hubbard is aiming to make New Zealand's Tokyo Olympics squad to contest the women's +87kg category, an event in which she is currently ranked 16th in the world.

In United States, no big backlash for states passing anti-transgender laws
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In United States, no big backlash for states passing anti-transgender laws

One batch of bills seeks to ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public schools.

Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
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Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy

All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The cis gendered population does not perceive trans people as capable'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The cis gendered population does not perceive trans people as capable'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Elliot Page, Oscar-nominated star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, announces he is transgender
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Elliot Page, Oscar-nominated star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, announces he is transgender

“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Elliot Page writes in a statement on social media

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost
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For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost

Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions

Google Doodle celebrates trans LGBTQ+ activist, drag queen, revolutionary Marsha P Johnson
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Google Doodle celebrates trans LGBTQ+ activist, drag queen, revolutionary Marsha P Johnson

She is regarded as among the key leaders that brought about the 1969 Stonewall uprising — a turning point in the global LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community
India

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community

The lockdown has not only caused trans men in rural and urban India to be stuck in unsupportive quarantine spaces, but also increased the inaccessibility of regular testosterone shots and gender affirming surgery, thus adding to their dysphoria and other mental health issues.