Global LGBT Spotlight

Collection with 13 media items created by Transterra Editor

01 Jan 2014 22:00

A Transterra spotlight with selected images documenting LGBT communities and issues in Armenia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Moscow, Turkey and Iran. Most images below are selected from collections and photo essays available on Transterra. See the links below for some examples:
Transgender in Armenia: http://transterramedia.com/collections/879
Natkadaw Festival in Myanmar: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1375
Transgender Political Candidate in Pakistan: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1030
My Life as a Nepalese Transgender: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1430
Being a Gay Journalist in Hong Kong: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1291
TransMongolian: http://transterramedia.com/collections/939
Turkey's LGBT Asylum Seekers: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1107
The Holy Wigs - Jerusalem Drag Queens: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1399

Editor's Picks Transgender Lgbt Armenia Myanmar Malaysia Pakistan Spotlight Nepal Hong Kong Mongolia Moscow Russia Turkey Iran Human Rights Sex Workers Cross Dressing Taboos Jerusalem

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Malaysian Court Rejects Challenge to ...
kuala lumpur, Malaysia
By Khairil safwan
10 Oct 2012

Aston Paiva, the lawyer representing the four transgender people gives a speech to the media in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan outside Kuala Lumpur on 11th october 2012. The appeal of the four transgender people challenging the Sharia' Law that bans men from dressing as women has been rejected by Secular Court. Sharia', or Islamic Law, bans Muslim men from dressing or posing as women.

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Transgenders (6 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
12 Dec 2011

Lyalya, 45, is bisexual. During private events, he likes to dress up in women’s clothing.

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Transgenders (14 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
07 May 2010

Lorena-Madonna, 25, grew up in an orphanage. She was sexually abused as a child. It’s been 6 years since she’s been working in the sex trade.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Neelo is the Guru of transgenders in Jhelum and a vocal supporter of Lubna Lal, the election candidate from transgender community.

Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna trying to convince a shopkeeper in inner city bazaar of Jhelum to vote for her. She is running for a provincial assembly seat.

Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Gay Rights Rally In Russia 6
St Petersburg, Russia
By Yury Goldenshtein
18 May 2013

Gay rights activists rallied to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia in St. Petersburg.

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Escaping Hong Kong (5 of 9)
Hong Kong
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is walking through his neighborhood of Hong Kong (January 2012). He lives in Sham Po, an overcrowded neighbourhood known for its electronic devices open market, where houses are narrow and small.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (2 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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Transgender in Nepal 3
Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
20 Sep 2013

Neelam Paudel, 21, from Morang, Nepal, is transgender.

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Holy Wigs 16
jerusalem, Israel
By giulianocamarda
13 Mar 2012

Gil Naveh performing as drag queen named "Galin Por de Bra" at the Mikveh bar in Jerusalem.

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Transgender in Nepal 9
Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
20 Sep 2013

It was during a radio interview that Neelam made it public that she is a transgender. Her parents who were listening to the radio program knew about it then. She now openly lives as a transgender.

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LGBT Community in Myanmar 5
Mandalay, Myanmar
By vincenzo floramo
27 Jul 2013

The LGBT communities in Myanmar are starting to organize themselves by planning an incipient movement to reclaim their rights. Harry, dressed in a male longyi (traditional Burmese dress) is attending an event organized by the LGBT community in Mandalay. Since she was a child, “Harry” has always “felt ridiculous” dressing as a girl and feels “free dressing as a boy." Now she is 17 years old and studies Mathematics at the University of Mandalay.