Another First in Pakistan: Transgender on the Cover of a Fashion Magazine

LAHORE – Kami Sid, Pakistan’s first transgender model graced the pages of the UPFRONT magazine’s seventh issue, a lifestyle magazine affiliated with Daily Pakistan. Kami Sid was photographed by Nadia Narejo in a checked black and white top for the exclusive cover story for UPFRONT. Kami Sid is an ardent activist for her country’s marginalised transgender community, […]

Pakistan registers transgender man officially as male for the first time, issues male identity card

LAHORE – For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a transgender person has registered himself with National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) as a male. Born a girl, 32-year-old Mani received his new Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) Wednesday after more than two months of ‘legal endeavours’. The acknowledgement of members of the transgender […]

بعض جانوروں میں ہم جنس پرستی کا رجحان پایا جاتا ہے

معاشرے میں بعض انسان ہم جنس پرستی کی جانب مائل دکھائی دیتے ہیں۔ تازہ تحقیق سے معلوم ہوا ہے کہ جانوروں میں بھی ہم جنس پرستی کا رجحان پایا جاتا ہے۔ ان میں کیڑے، مچھلیاں، پرندے اور دودھ پلانے والے جانور شامل ہیں۔ تحقيق سے معلوم ہوا ہے کہ تقریباً ڈیڑھ ہزار جانوروں، کیڑوں اور […]

Donald Trump bans trans people from serving in ‘any capacity’ in the US military

Donald Trump has banned transgender people from serving in ‘any capacity’ in the US military. He has blamed the ‘medical costs and disruption’ they would cause to the armed forces. Making the announcement on Twitter, he said: ‘ ‘After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will […]

جنوبی ایشیائی ہم جنس پرستوں کی زبردستی شادیاں

برطانیہ کی ایک پولیس فورس کے مطابق جنوبی ایشیا سے تعلق رکھنے والے سینکڑوں ہم جنس پرست مرد اور خواتین کی اُن کی مرضی کے خلاف مخالف جنس کے افراد سے شادیاں کروائی جا رہی ہیں۔ ویسٹ مڈلینڈز پولیس کا کہنا ہے کہ اپنے ہی خاندان کی جانب سے مخالف جنس کے ساتھ شادی پر […]

Two bills tabled in Senate for transgender rights

ISLAMABAD: After rejection of an earlier bill presented by Senator Babar Awan as a private members’ bill, two more bills seeking protection of the rights of transgender have been tabled in the Senate. The bills titled, ‘The Transgender and Intersex persons (Promotion and Protection of Rights) Bill, 2017 and ‘The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) […]

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage by 66-1

MPs on the predominantly Catholic island of Malta have voted to legalise same-sex marriage. In a vote passed by 66-1, Malta’s parliament approved legislation replacing the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies with “you are now spouses”. The sole MP who voted against the change said he did so because […]

Is Pakistan a gay man’s paradise?

“Homosexuality is very common in Pakistan,” Sinaan tells me as the Muslim call to prayer rings out along the streets of Islamabad. “But homosexuality is mostly done by straight guys.” A professor, Sinaan asked Daily Xtra to change his name to protect his safety and job security. Pakistan is a world of contrasts: a land of fundamentalist […]