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From catwalks to news, Pakistan’s transgender community aims to shift attitudes

by Zofeen T. Ebrahim | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 26 March 2018 16:14 GMT Pakistan is becoming more tolerant of transgender people but the country’s first transgender news anchor says there’s still a long way to go By Zofeen T. Ebrahim KARACHI, Pakistan, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go. The news of her first appearance on local channel Kohenoor TV on Saturday went viral on social...

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Transgender Lotto winner “deeply hurt” as neighbours block her move to £440,000 dream home

  Melissa Ede, 57, says local residents who blocked her move to the upmarket development have “violated” her human rights By Lucy Thornton 22:23, 22 MAR 2018   TRANSGENDER TAXI DRIVER WINS £4M SCRATCHCARD JACKPOT Furious Melissa Ede has blamed “nimby” neighbours for shattering her hopes of buying her dream home with her lottery winnings . The transgender former cabbie fell in love with the five-bedroom property on a luxury development with its own duck pond just days after scooping £4million on a National Lottery scratchcard. Melissa, 57, says she had agreed to pay £440,000 for the posh pad complete with furniture...

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The Moment I Knew My Child Was Trans

A simple shift in pronoun had transformed our depressed child into one with the happiness of a child who has finally been seen by their parents 26/02/2018 16:24 GMT | Updated 26/02/2018 16:24 GMT It’s 6am on a Saturday morning as I write this. I’ve been awake for hours, worried about the latest impact of a targeted campaign of hate directed at my child and those like her. Thinking about whether I can do anything to stem the tide. I don’t have long. Soon the kids will be tearing down the stairs, asking for TV, porridge, a game. When the interruption comes, I’ll be...

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What you need to know: Scotland’s women’s sector speaks out on gender recognition for trans people

CommonSpace spoke to a range of women’s and gender-based violence organisations about their views on proposed legal changes IN LIGHT OF the Scottish Government consultation on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004), much debate has arisen over the potential impacts for gender equality efforts and for organisations working solely with women. The proposals would remove the need for a psychiatric assessment prior to legally changing the gender on a person’s birth certificate, lower the age at which this can be done from 18 to 16 – or younger with parental consent – and create a third, non-binary gender category. At...

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Paris Lees: My interview with Nick Robinson highlights everything wrong with debate about trans people

Paris Lees   1stMarch 2018, 10:00 AM     I recently took part in Nick Robinson’s podcast Political Thinking. Nick was the BBC’s politics chief for many years and also Political Editor at ITV. People take him seriously, and it was on that basis that I agreed to take part. The producers said they wanted to “discuss both political ideas and some of the personal experiences and reflections that have shaped [my] politics.” Cut to me sitting in a studio, jaw on the floor, while Nick tells me about “blokes who’ve had sex changes going into girl’s changing rooms in...

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