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Pakistani LGBT Community's Fight For Rights

02/12/2015 01:14 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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Lahore, Pakistan - The transgender community in Pakistan has gained ground with the Supreme Court recognising a third gender on national identity cards, however, it remains widely discriminated against in the conservative society.

Transgender people are often found living at the margins of society with low social status and few employment opportunities. They generally earn a living through begging, or engaging in the sex trade, or as dancers at weddings and other celebrations where men and women are strictly segregated.

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