Thailand crowns transgender beauty queen
11 March 2017 | 1:00 pm
Thai contestant Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin is crowned Miss International Queen 2016 at a contest billed as the world's largest and most popular transgender pageant.
30 Sep 2020
Like thousands of other transgender people in the UK, Jay and Alexis are on waiting lists for gender confirming surgeries. But with Covid-19 exacerbating already years-long patient queues in the state-run National Health Service, they are now turning to crowfunding to finance their operations in the private sector.
14 Nov 2020
Bangladesh opens its first Islamic school for transgender worshippers, with clerics calling it a first step towards integrating the marginalised group into society. The madrasa is one of a series of recent moves in Bangladesh to make life easier for the Muslim-majority nation's up to 1.5 million transgender people.
2 Dec 2020
The feeling of being born with the wrong gender. It is estimated that one out of 500 children are affected by this profound feeling of doubt and unease. One that's often been cornered to the sole fields of psychiatry and mental problems. Children faced with such questioning often come across rejection, bullying, denial and isolation, meaning they are at heavy risk of self-harm and suicide. What is French society doing to reach out to these kids?
26 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House that overturns Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so.
10 Mar 2021
Bangladesh's first transgender news presenter breaks down in tears after her word-perfect debut was beamed to the nation and the cameras were off. Tashnuva Anan Shishir, delivered the three-minute news bulletin on Boishakhi TV. "I was shaking inside. But once the bulletin was over, I felt better. My confidence was boosted," she says.
9 Apr 2021
Sri Lankan Mrs. World released on bail following chaos at Sri Lankan beauty pageant
27 Apr 2021
The trial of two transgender women arrested while eating in a restaurant resumes today in Cameroon, as activists and rights groups speak out against the treatment of the transgender community in the central African country.
6 Jun 2021
Transgender people find little acceptance in conservative societies like Albania. After years of isolation, members of the transgender community decided to confront taboos by launching a photo exhibition in the capital, Tirana.
27 Jun 2021
Laural Hubbard's selection to New Zealand's squad for the Tokyo Olympics has opened a wider conversation on the participation of transgender athletes at major sporting events.
20 Jul 2021
Cameroonian social media celebrity Shakiro has described how she and fellow transgender woman Patricia were put in chains during the five months they have spent in prison. They were released on Friday pending an appeal against their five-year sentences for "attempted homosexuality".
19 Sep 2021
Megan Rohrer, 41, has become the first openly transgender bishop with the pronouns "they/he" at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
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Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is the fifth European to take command of the ISS. She says the space station gives her hope for peace on Earth.
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France is marking the bicentenary of the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs by linguist Jean-François Champollion. In Perspective, we spoke to Vanessa Desclaux, who looks after the ancient Egyptian manuscripts at France's Bibliothèque Nationale, the National Library in Paris.
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The Kremlin says it has not yet made any decision on closing Russia's borders although an ongoing exodus of military-age men looking to evade the Ukraine war call-up is happening. One of the countries they are fleeing to, is neighboring Georgia.
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Guineans hope the wait for justice will soon come to an end 13 years after a massacre that killed at least 157 people. Ex-junta leader Moussa Camara and his former lieutenants are expected to face the judge.
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Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.