Many believe the move doesn't go far enough.
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Khawaja saras are also denied marriage rights, and crimes against them are often ignored. Liaqat Baloch, secretary general
"There are many perspectives to each story, and... photography should illuminate a story, not define it," she adds. But then
When photographer Jill Peters first traveled to India in 2007, she was intrigued by what she at first believed to be male
- Enduring neglect and bias - "It is only when they hear what I have to say and see me in person that they can get past the
Chaleunphone wasn't diagnosed as intersex until he was a toddler. While he underwent multiple tests, surgeries, and drug
This haven has caught the attention of muxes outside of the indigenous communities. Alex Hernandez who immigrated to the
In a society still divided by caste and ethnic identity, a discourse on sexual identity seems to be less of a priority. Despite official recognition and a lenient social attitude, family pressure and social expectations still prevent most people from coming out.
The piecemeal implementation of the third-gender category tells the story both of the relentless activism on the ground and of the politics of sexuality and gender rights in contemporary Nepal.
Nepal, with its protected legal status for third-gender citizens, and currently in a disaster preparedness phase awaiting an earthquake, provides a compelling case study for how gender-appropriate ID can protect citizens in emergency situations.
Many intersex people don't want to be part of the "gay marriage" debate. But the sooner their reality can shape a more constructive dialogue, the sooner we can build a world where intersex people are afforded the respect and dignity they deserve.