Is there room for transgender rights in the ‘New Malaysia’? (The Diplomat)

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Activists believe that the transgender rights in Malaysia under the new government have not changed at all, or have arguably gotten even worse

Lost in transition: How it really feels to be transgender in Thailand (South China Morning Post)

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Despite its international reputation as a haven for members of the LGBT community, growing up teen transgender in Thailand can be tough – as Ari’s story shows

Sharia is here to stay in Indonesia’s Aceh (The Diplomat)

Sharia in Aceh is here to stay. Even an attempt just to hold Sharia-dictated canings in private was ultimately unsuccessful

How the murder of a Malaysian transgender woman exposed fears over an islamic penal code

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The brutal killing of a florist shocks activists who say it must be seen against a backdrop of rising conservatism that threatens the LGBT community This articule was previously published in South China Morning Post LGBT…

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

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This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok LGBT prison in Thailand Transgender activist Nachacha Kongudom was arrested in June of last year for protesting against the military junta in Bangkok. She was sent to a men’s…

Thailand “no paradise for transsexuals”

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A transgender couple’s fight for their rights This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok Thailand is not a paradise for transsexuals Sam and Yollie love each other as much as any other ordinary couple. What makes…