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China's transgender community risk self-surgery and illegal drugs

Chengdu - Vulnerable and afraid, a 16-year-old boy sat on the floor of his home in rural eastern China and tried to hack off his genitals with a scalpel, an act of desperation against a body he did not want.

'Rainbow wedding': Indian transgender couple marry in emotional ceremony

Kolkata - An Indian transgender couple who both underwent sex re-assignment have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, in what is believed to be the state's first "rainbow wedding".

First transgender couple married in Cuba

Havana - A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination.The couple had to register their civil union according to the official genders on their identity documents, though.

'Not here for decoration': Thai transgender MPs make history in parliament

Bangkok - Smiling broadly, Tanwarin triumphantly cast her vote for prime minister as the first transgender MPs enter parliament in Thailand, where tolerance for the LGBT community is not matched by understanding or opportunity in public life.

Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

Washington - US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on transgender Americans in the military comes into force on Friday following a protracted legal battle.

Croatia hosts its first transgender march

Zagreb - Around 300 people from around the Balkans joined Croatia's first-ever transgender march Saturday to draw attention to the discrimination they face in the largely conservative region.

Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

Washington - The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study presented Saturday in the United States.

HRW urges Japan to change transgender 'sterilisation' law

Apo - Japan should "urgently" revise a law that effectively requires transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful

Bangkok - Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history.

Trans activists attacked during Ukraine march

Kiev - Two activists were attacked with pepper-spray in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Sunday during a transgender rights march that was interrupted by dozens of far-right protesters.

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness: WHO

Geneva - Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation.

China's transgenders 'step forward' from the shadows

Shanghai - Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside -- a living "torture" in a China not yet ready to fully embrace transgenders.

Trump scraps blanket transgender military ban, major restrictions remain

Washington - US President Donald Trump late Friday rolled back his blanket ban on transgender people serving in the military -- but they will still face major restrictions in the American armed forces.

Probe into Indonesian police who shamed transgenders

Banda Aceh - Indonesian police said Sunday they would press ahead with an investigation into officers accused of publicly shaming transgender people in conservative Aceh province despite an angry protest against the probe.

Malaysian transgender conversion plan sparks alarm

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian state plans to run a conversion therapy course aimed at transgender women, officials said Saturday, sparking alarm among LGBT activists in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

Second US judge bars Trump's military transgender ban

Washington - A second federal judge Tuesday ruled against President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military personnel, further undermining his order by saying Pentagon-funded sex reassignment surgeries can continue to go ahead.

Couple in Nepal's 'first transgender marriage' finds acceptance

Pithoragarh - Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law.

Transgender metalhead makes historic run for US office

Manassas - "Look at the inside of my shoe, ok?" replies Danica Roem when asked how many voters she has already approached in her bid to win a Virginia statehouse seat.

Transitioning: joys and challenges for trans people

Paris - Clemence Zamora-Cruz was just six years old when she realised she wanted to change her gender.It was the start of a journey she said was full of pain.

Trans singers hope to change Brazil's tune on rights

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for transgender people but four popular singers are among those who think they can change the tune.

Indian transgender couple announce plan to marry, adopt

Mumbai - An Indian couple who fell in love after meeting at a gender-reassignment clinic in Mumbai announced Tuesday they were engaged and planning a traditional wedding.

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

Chicago - Rights activists celebrated Wednesday the collapse of legislation to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas, but proponents on both sides of the bitter divide warned the battle was far from over.

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested Monday that a ban announced by President Donald Trump on transgender people serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

What next after Trump's military transgender ban?

Washington - President Donald Trump's announcement that transgender troops are no longer welcome in the US military caught the Pentagon off guard, leaving officials scrambling for a coherent response.

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.

Trump says transgender people barred from US military

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause.

Trump administration stalls on transgenders in military

Washington - The Trump administration has delayed a plan to accept transgender recruits into the military, putting on hold a divisive integration effort that could reverberate in other aspects of American public life.

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Peshawar - Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised community in the deeply conservative South Asian country.

Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.

Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.
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