In perhaps the ugliest story we’ve seen in quite some time, a Russian trans woman was murdered after her father appeared on TV asking viewers to kill her for marrying a man. That and more in our look at the struggle for trans rights around the globe.
- US activists reported that already this year the number of murders of known trans people in the country has hit an all-time high.
- In Russia, a trans woman was murdered after her father went on television and invited viewers to kill her for marrying a man.
- OutRight Action International published a new report, “Transgender in Iran: a Human Rights Report”, which explores the complicated relationship of trans rights with political, religious, and cultural attitudes of Iran. Iran has supported gender confirmation surgery and hormone replacement therapy as religiously acceptable practices, however, trans individuals are systematically discriminated against and often face violence and fear.
- Author Vivek Shraya’s new picture book The Boy & The Bindi is dedicated to South Asian “gender-creative” kids. The BBC defended its show Just a Girl, a fictional series about an 11-year-old transitioning from a boy to a girl.
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