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Pakistan’s traditional third gender isn’t happy…

Posted by kenmay on August - 19 - 2017

Pakistan’s traditional third gender isn’t happy about the trans movement For centuries, South Asia has had its own Khawaja Sira, or third gender culture. The community, identifying as neither male nor female, are believed by many to be “God’s chosen people, ” with special powers to bless and curse anyone they choose. The acceptance of Khawaja Sira people in Pakistan has been held up internationally as a symbol of tolerance, established long before Europe and America had even the slightest semblance of a transgender rights movement. But the acceptance of people defining their own gender in Pakistan is much more complicated. Read more from our friends at PRI’s The World .

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