The struggle for transgender people is world wide. As we lose what little we’ve gained, the rest of the world will follow in our footsteps. Sadly, that just might mean the footsteps that lead down the road of hatred, murder and at the very least, isolation. I had hopes for the future of all of the LGBT community, but I have very little hope now. 😦
At a party in Peshawar, the guests’ saris twirled as they danced to the music and fed each other pieces of cake, but armed police guarding the door indicated this was no normal carefree birthday gathering.
The revellers were transgender, people who run the risk of violence in conservative Muslim Pakistan where they often work as dancers at weddings and other parties but are rarely allowed to hold their own celebrations.