Transgender Pop Band and Dancers Shake Up India’s Prejudices

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 13 РTransgender 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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