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Pakistan’s transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

LAHORE: Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognized in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this month. Last Friday (May 18) the bill, which seeks to end discrimination against Pakistan’s transgender community, formally became law when acting president Muhammad…