The transgender community in Pakistan just achieved a major “milestone” in the struggle for basic rights.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior issued the country’s first passport with the transgender designation, according to a recent post by Trans Action Pakistan. Instead of having “male” or “female” listed on their official documents, Pakistani transgender men and women can have a “X” under the sex category. This is a huge occurrence for a country that saw a surge of violence against transgender woman in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch.
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