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Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

  Activists laud move by Pakistan’s parliament as new law accords transgender citizens right to self-identify. by Asad Hashim 9 May 2018   Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s parliament has passed a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender citizens and outlawing discrimination by both employers and private business owners, a move hailed by activists as “historic” for the conservative South Asian country. Members of parliament voted to pass the wide-ranging Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act in the capital, Islamabad, on Tuesday. The law accords citizens the right to self-identify as male, female or a blend of both genders, and to have that identity...

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland launches gender identity and gender expression policy

College aims to cover legal obligations preventing discrimination against transgender people April  25th 2018 Elaine Edwards More than 100 front-line Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland staff and senior management have attended training sessions on transgender issues in the past two months. A new policy on gender identity published by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to provide a supportive environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff, as well as to prevent discrimination and harassment. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Dohertylaunched the policy at the college’s Dublin headquarters on Wednesday. It was developed following extensive...

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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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