Hanoi VIETNAM:: Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday passed changes to a civil code that acknowledges transgender people and gives them rights to change gender in legal documents, reflecting a major advance in the Communist government's viewpoint on gender issues.
Dunedin NEW ZEALAND:: Being transgender both in New Zealand and around the world is a real experience, I'll give it that. My experience is always different to that of my friends or partner. People usually just look at me and assume I'm a butch lesbian, call me by she/her pronouns.
Transgender Thai Kickboxer Fighting for Sex Change
8 January 2016 - A.B.C.
Bangkok THAILAND:: For Thai fighter Somros Polchareon, there are a few extra steps in preparing for a kickboxing bout. Only after mascara is applied and eyelashes are curled does the 19-year-old grab a handbag and walk outside to have her hands wrapped in bandages and her muscular body rubbed down with oil.
Kyoto JAPAN:: A transgender business manager in the city of Kyoto sued major fitness club operator Konami Sports Club Co. on Friday, saying she was forced to use its facility in Kyoto Prefecture as a man before undergoing sex reassignment surgery.