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Gender Politics

Transgender army officer: I was living lie

A British army officer says she decided to come out as transgender after "living an act" as a man serving on the frontline in Afghanistan.

New York: Transgender sues prison after sexual assault

A transgender inmate has sued New York's maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility and several staff, saying they were "deliberately indifferent" to her heightened risk for the sexual assault that happened last year.

Morocco: Transgender dancer transcends anti-LGBT attitudes

In this conservative Muslim country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to three years in jail, a transgender woman like Noor is not only accepted but is a celebrity. Her ability to seemingly transcend the restrictions of her culture speaks both to her star power and to a certain kind of tolerance toward sexual minorities in this North African nation.