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I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.
Why build toilets with different categories when our toilets at home are not even categorized according to gender identity?
Surrounded by family and friends, bride Tista Das, and groom Dipan Chakravarthy, take part in rituals and pledge their love for each other in Kolkata
Colombia's constitution recognizes the rights of LGBTQ people, but indigenous communities have been slower to accept them
Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, a lawmaker for the progressive anti-junta Future Forward Party, is one of 4 transgender MPs in the house – pioneers in a society where discrimination in education, employment and at home persists
Applicants who wish to change their official documents are required to be without reproductive capacity, effectively requiring most people to be sterilised to meet criteria
Jazell Barbie Royale is the first person of color to win the Miss International Queen since the competition started in 2004
Pierre Davis is the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at New York's prestigious Fashion Week
'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'
The guidance says: 'The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ'
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The resignation quickly comes after VS brand director's comments against including transgender or plus-size models in their show
The department's proposed definition of gender would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times
The latest victory for the LGBT community leaves just 3 US states that prohibit amending the gender marker on the official identification documents: Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee
The actress was initially cast to play trans man Dante 'Tex' Gill in a film about his life
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Portugal becomes 'the 6th European country to grant the right to self-determination of transgender identity... without the guardianship of a third party and without a diagnosis of identity disruption'
Iza stars in the Cinemalaya film 'Distance'
Angela Ponce will represent Spain in the Miss Universe pageant, set to take place by the end of the year
In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out
When will the rest of us come out of the closet of our own biases?
Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality
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Police Senior Inspector Rene Balmaceda – or 'Madame' – is the first openly transgender cop in the Philippine National Police. She handles criminal probes at the Quezon City Police District.
'I know to myself that I am more than just a transgender woman and I can prove that [through] my merits,' says Ianne Gamboa, the first transwoman valedictorian of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
As Pride Month begins, Mela Habijan writes about her and her parents' journey as she navigates life as a transgender woman
Gavin Grimm, who identifies as a man but was born as a woman, is at the heart of a pitched battle for transgender rights in the US
The Singapore government voids the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change because the operation made their partnership a same-sex union that is illegal in the city-state
Marvia Malik, a former model who appeared on the private broadcaster Kohenoor for the first time says 'my family never accepted or owned me' and the rift drove her to seek a better future in Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital
The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security 'may exercise their authority to implement any appropriate policies concerning military service by transgender individuals,' says the memorandum
The report in the journal Transgender Health describes a 30-year-old transgender woman who was born male and had been taking feminizing hormone therapy for six years
A report by international watchdog Front Line Defenders found that defenders of LGBT rights in Muslim-majority Indonesia, face escalating attacks ranging from defamation on social media to torture and sexual assault
Police lop off some of the beautiicians' long hair with scissors as well as force the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice
Participation in the conversion therapy course would be voluntary, says a Terengganu state official. LGBT activists condemn the plans.
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is looking for a 'bright' and 'honest' person to represent the LGBT community in the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor
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'Bulu Mata' menjadi film transgender pertama yang memenangi penghargaan dalam sejarah 'Festival Film Indonesia (FFI)'
Democrat Danica Roem prevails in her race against Republican Robert Marshall, who once referred to himself as Virginia's 'chief homophobe'
US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly orders the government to 'revert to the status quo' that was in effect before Trump ordered the contentious ban
Sutradara Tonny Trimarsanto banyak dikenal sebagai sineas dokumenter yang punya spesialisasi isu transgender
Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says transgender troops will continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces
The memorandum calls on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and homeland security chiefs to submit an implementation plan by mid February and grants Mattis broad discretion what to do about currently serving transgender personnel
Netizens slam Jollibee Food Corp for allegedly discriminating against a member of the LGBT community
The 5 plaintiffs from the Air Force Coast Guard and the Army say they face uncertainty about their futures including whether they would be fired or lose post military and retirement benefits
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UPDATED The announcement serves as a stunning reversal of an Obama era policy and leaves unanswered a slew of questions including whether transgender personnel currently serving may soon face getting booted from the military
Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use government procurement and creation of the disaster response and management department which the President mentioned in his SONA