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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

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12.10.2018 | 12:30

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Public caning of women highlights homophobia in Malaysia

Archive photo of a woman being caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, from 2017

Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for indulging in same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.

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06.09.2018 | 14:35

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Bangladesh’s first lesbian comic strip heroine

Homosexuality is a taboo in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country. To foster awareness about the rights of homosexual people, the country’s largest gay rights group has launched a lesbian comic strip

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31.08.2018 | 11:38

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‘I am enough for myself,’ says Irha Parishei, a transgender woman

Irha Parishei © Privat

Irha Parishei is a transgender woman who is currently pursuing an engineering degree at NUST University. She has taken it upon herself to challenge the many ugly stereotypes about the transgender community. She works with Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) to raise awareness and has met various politicians. She shared some of her experiences and the challenges she faces in an interview with DW.

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22.08.2018 | 13:50

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A woman’s fight to embolden Malaysia’s voiceless

Lawyer Siti Kasim has been striving to empower Malaysia’s marginalized and oppressed communities to speak up for themselves. Vociferous, unapologetic, doesn’t suffer fools gladly: that about sums up Siti Zabedah Kasim.

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15.03.2017 | 17:48

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Eva & Adele: Life as a performance

eva adele

With their bald heads and outrageous outfits, Berlin-based duo Eva & Adele are a rather striking couple on the art scene. They dress and make up identically, in the process deconstructing gender roles. They’ve now been honored with an exhibition in Paris.

Date

20.12.2016 | 13:55

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