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India's First Transgender News Anchor Brings Visibility To Country's Trans And Hijra Folks

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Sezin Koehler

Incredible India, in all its marvelous contradictions, has surprised us all by hiring its first transgender news anchor, Padmini Prakash.

Despite National Recognition, Discrimination Against Pakistan's Third Gender Is Rampant

Religion News Service | Yasir Habib Khan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) Saima Butt witnessed an acid attack in February 2014 that left the victim scarred and writhing in pain. One onlooker said the a...

Spectacular Black-And-White Portraits Shed Light On Bangladesh's Third Gender

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

“I feel like a mermaid. My body tells me that I am a man but my soul tells me that I am a woman. I am like a flower, a flower that is made of paper....

Outside Of The Binary: Exploring India's Third Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When photographer Jill Peters first traveled to India in 2007, she was intrigued by what she at first believed to be male cross-dressers making their ...

How This Transgender Political Hopeful Plans To Capitalize On 'Milestone' Ruling

Agence France Presse | Divya Meenakshi Arjun | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just ...

Will The US Finally Recognize Non-Binary Genders?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A petition is making its rounds on the Internet that calls on politicians to legally recognize individuals whose bodies and experiences fall outside o...

WATCH: Boy Discovered He Was Intersex From School Physical

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Germany will soon be the first European country to recognize babies born with ambiguous genitalia as a third gender, allowing parents to choose a baby...

WATCH: Muxes, A Third Gender Stands Proud In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

In Oaxaca, one of the southernmost states of Mexico, the indigenous Zapotec people have embraced a third gender within their communities: the muxes. ...

Nepal's LGBTI-Rights Movement: Personal Perspectives (AUDIO, PHOTOS)

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bibek Bhandari

In a society still divided by caste and ethnic identity, a discourse on sexual identity seems to be less of a priority. Despite official recognition and a lenient social attitude, family pressure and social expectations still prevent most people from coming out.

Living Gay: A Perspective from Nepal (Part 1)

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bibek Bhandari

For 26 years, he lived as a man. But in 2008, Krishna Thapa, now known as Jyoti, finally had the courage to live as who he feels: as a woman.

Nepal Flushes Out Genderism

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

"I feel safe now," says Om, a 24-year-old who identifies as third-gender, as he walks across Bageshwori Park in Nepalgunj to buy coconut milk. Om is back in the park for a special occasion: the opening of Nepal's first gender-inclusive public toilet.

Dividing By Three: Nepal Recognizes A Third Gender

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

The piecemeal implementation of the third-gender category tells the story both of the relentless activism on the ground and of the politics of sexuality and gender rights in contemporary Nepal.

Documents and Disasters: Can Proper ID Save the Lives of Transgender People in Emergencies?

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

Nepal, with its protected legal status for third-gender citizens, and currently in a disaster preparedness phase awaiting an earthquake, provides a compelling case study for how gender-appropriate ID can protect citizens in emergency situations.

Marriage Debate, Meet the Science of Bodies Like Ours

Addison Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Addison Smith

Many intersex people don't want to be part of the "gay marriage" debate. But the sooner their reality can shape a more constructive dialogue, the sooner we can build a world where intersex people are afforded the respect and dignity they deserve.