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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.

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.

Viral torture video of murdered transgender woman shocks Brazil

Fortaleza - Smartphone video footage of a transgender woman being brutally assaulted before being carted off in a wheelbarrow and murdered has shocked Brazilians and drawn international attention to the dangers faced by trans people even in more permissive societies.

Conservative Serbia becomes unlikely sex change centre

Belgrade - In a country where Gay Pride parades require massive security and almost half the citizens think homosexuality is a disease, Serbia is drawing patients from around the world seeking sex change operations to become men.

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike, to begin gender surgery

Washington - Imprisoned transgender soldier Chelsea Manning has ended a hunger strike after five days when the US Army agreed to provide surgery to treat her gender dysphoria, her representatives said.

Transgender youth show higher rates of suicide and self-harm

Young people who are defined or self-defined as transgender have greater rates of self-harm and a greater risk of suicide according to a new study.

Trans retired U.S. colonel 'elated' over Pentagon ban lift

Madison - Sheri Swokowski can pinpoint the exact moment when history started to change. It was a 2014 event for transgender rights in Washington. Her date was a colleague from the Pentagon.

U.S. military lifts ban on transgender personnel

Washington - Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately drew fire from Republican lawmakers.

U.S. military to lift transgender ban: Media

Washington - The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday.

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.

Personal suffering fuels Malaysia trans advocate's fight

Kuala Lumpur - Nisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man".

Review: ‘The Danish Girl’ is a striking biopic about the relevant past Special

‘The Danish Girl’ features yet another outstanding turn by Eddie Redmayne as he portrays a transgender pioneer of the 19th century with the support of the equally wonderful Alicia Vikander.

Transgender Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history

A transgender entrant in the Miss World Spain contest is hoping to change beauty pageant history should she take home the top prize on Sunday.

Transcending boundaries of sex and (maybe) mortality Special

Washington - Martine Rothblatt is the best-paid female CEO in the United States, unless you take into account that she was born a he. Rothblatt isn't only transgender, she's also a transhumanist who believes that immortality is possible — at least in digital form.

U.S. elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms

Los Angeles - A California elementary school has become one of the first in the country to phase out gendered bathrooms, a move in line with a national trend to recognize the needs of transgender people.

Op-Ed: Metal Gear Solid and the progression of LGBT in pop-culture

When it comes to the depiction of LGBT in video games, Metal Gear Solid has been the leader. The series has featured a variety of characters that have broken the stereotype to drive one of gaming's most memorable stories.
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Ángela Ponce is hoping to become the first transgender Miss World Spain on Sunday in Malaga.
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