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Farzana Jan

Pakistan issues first third-gender passport for transgender activist

PESHAWAR: Pakistan's transgender community has welcomed the government's decision to issue its first passport with a transgender category as an important milestone in the struggle against discrimination. The conservative South Asian nation, where homosexuality is a crime, last week issued a passport to prominent transgender activist Farzana Jan with an X to symbolize the third sex printed under the gender category of travel document. Jan, who is president of the charity Trans Action Pakistan, said the introduction of…