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  • In Lahore, decent education for trans youth and adults

    , by Dawn (Pakistan)

    EVERY being has the right to a life of dignity.

    For the subcontinent’s transgender community, this right was eroded by the ethnocentrism of the British Raj that codified their status in 1871 as a ‘criminal tribe’ inherently ‘addicted’ to crime.

    In many ways, our nation has yet to correct this divergence from our tolerant roots to the systemic discrimination of trans Pakistanis.

    There are glimmers of hope, however, and with it the hope that these glimmers could be signs of a broader (...)