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Transgender - 2016

New law in United Arab Emirates allows gender reassignment surgery

A new Medical Liability Law was enacted to allow gender reassignment surgery, which was previously difficult.
Homophobia

Indonesia Shuts Down Transgender Islamic School over ‘Accusations of Alcohol, Karaoke’

Indonesian authorities in Yogyakarta have shut down the Islamic Al Fatah School for transgender students after complaints from residents.
I Am Jazz

Nigeria orders MultiChoice not to air ‘offensive’ series about transgender child

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Nigeria has directed Multichoice, the parent company of DSTV, not to air a programme titled: “I am Jazz” a mini-series about a transgender child.
Transgender

Russia’s Transgender Community Struggles for Acceptance

There is no Russian equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner, whose transition from former Olympic athlete Bruce has been documented in both the mainstream and tabloid American press all summer. Transgender Russians often keep a low profile, worried how they will be treated by friends, colleagues and family members.
GABA

New Zealand : Group demands resignation of GABA President

A group of queer and trans activists, No Pride in Prisons, is demanding the resignation of the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA) president, Heather Carnegie. This follows what the group believes to have been inexcusable and irresponsible behaviour at Auckland’s Pride parade on Saturday night.
Canada

Gender identity to guide housing of Ontario’s transgender inmates

Transgender inmates in Ontario will now be dealt with based on their own gender identity, not their physical sexual traits, a policy Ontario's corrections minister is calling the most progressive of its kind in North America.
Israel

Israel to allow sex changes on ID card without surgery

Following Supreme Court ruling, Interior Ministry changes standards for recognizing gender change.
Russia

Russia hits transgender drivers with license ban

New "medical conditions" listed within Russia's driving restrictions no longer legally permit transgender people to drive. The LGBT community has continued to be targeted in Russia in recent years.
Russia

Russia hits transgender drivers with license ban

New "medical conditions" listed within Russia's driving restrictions no longer legally permit transgender people to drive. The LGBT community has continued to be targeted in Russia in recent years.
Turkey

Turkish transgender actor called to army

Turkish transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar was called to perform his military service after undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
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