Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh Really? We're Behind Pakistan?

For transgender Pakistanis, newfound rights

ISLAMABAD — It’s never been easy being a sexual minority in Pakistan, but transgender citizens, known here as eunuchs or “hijras,” are getting a surprising amount of judicial protection and newfound civil rights.
Last month, they celebrated their most recent victory when they were allowed for the first time to register to vote identifying themselves as a third sex — transgender. In the past, state-issued identification cards listed individuals only as male or female.

The whole article can be found in The Washington Post.

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