transgender

Communist-Ruled Cuba Hosts First Transgender Mass

By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios MATANZAS, Cuba, May 7 – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking. Rainbow flags decorated the chapel, while the pastors,

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Transgender Pop Band and Dancers Shake Up India’s Prejudices

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 13 – Transgender people in India have traditionally been an invisible minority in India, seen only at traffic lights begging for alms or blessing newlyweds and newborn babies. But a pop band of transgender women is on the soundtrack of the latest Bollywood blockbuster, showing that two years after a landmark

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Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal under Islamic Law

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27 – A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday. Transgender people also have full rights under Islamic

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Daesh Suspects Held in Turkey Over Transgender Attack Plot: Dogan

ISTANBUL, June 22 – Three suspected Daesh militants were arrested in Istanbul late on Tuesday after a tip-off they had planned an attack on a transgender march, Dogan News Agency said. The suspects – one Turkish national and two from Russia’s volatile Dagestan – were ordered held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court,

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