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Transgender Community in Pakistan

Transgender Community in Pakistan

Raza ullah khan In the past few years, there has been an unnerving increase in violence against the transgender community in Pakistan. There have been incidents of brutal killing of transgender activists in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and other parts of the country. According to an activist member of the community, 45 transgender people have been killed and 300 suffered harassment in the last two years in KPK alone. Every day, members of this community suffer humiliation in … Read entire article »

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Eunuchs in Pakistan- The unwanted gender

Eunuchs in Pakistan- The unwanted gender

By Izza Khalid One of the most rising concealed issues in our society nowadays is that of eunuchs. Some refer to them in the typical term, ‘Khusra’, or a more crude term, ‘Hijra’. Although they are not acknowledged in our society like they should be, they are forced into a profession such as prostitution, on the mere fact that they are not regarded as either gender, but are somewhere in the middle and because of their sad … Read entire article »

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Of taboos and sex in Pakistan

Of taboos and sex in Pakistan

Malik omaid This is an important post coming from a Pakistani doctor abroad and raises critical questions on our inability to see the human issues from a psychological perspective. In Pakistan such debates are only treated through the lens of religion and culture but it is time to view the LGBT debate from a humanistic perspective. Readers’ comments are welcome and this is a platform for discussion and exchange. Hassan Majeed As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I … Read entire article »

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