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19 Nov
Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan activist who advocates for sexual and gender minorities, has made history as the first transgender person in the East African country to have her new gender recognised by the government. She is fighting to have transgender people counted on the national census next year.
29 Sep
The two politicians come from opposite sides of the country but the same party: the Greens. One of the candidates said it was "historic" and another proclaimed it was "madness!"
20 Jul
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".
27 Jun
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.
6 Jun
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 Apr
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.
10 Mar
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.
26 Jan
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.
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?
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.
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.
27 May 2020
Marie Cau has become France's first transgender mayor after being elected in Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes over the weekend. Her plans for the small rural commune in northern France include boosting local business and focusing on environmental issues.

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