Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

Trans Rights Victories in Nepal

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October 9, 2012
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In a crucial test, Nepal’s government has agreed to issue a new citizenship certificate to Caitlin Panta, a nineteen-year-old who underwent sex reassignment surgery this past January (and was apparently the first Nepali citizen to do so). Although the process was fraught with bureaucracy, including an examination by a three-member panel to “confirm” Ms. Panta’s […]

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Australian policies diverge on gender identity law

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July 24, 2012
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This month Australia has taken one step forward, one step back in the area of gender identity law. Not surprisingly, the backward step was at the expense of a doubly marginalized group: trans people in prison. On July 5th the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruled that transgender prisoner Thalia Sinden (identified in official documents […]

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Social science research on lgbt parenting past, present and future

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November 9, 2011

On Thursday night, the Williams Institute is sponsoring a discussion of lgbt parenting research featuring an international panel of renowned scholars. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC from 6 to 7 pm. Speakers include: Nanette Gartrell (photo) and Henny Bos […]

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