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Log Kya Kahein Gy? Breaking chains of Trans-phobia.

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When was the last time you heard your family telling you to go ahead to do whatever your heart wishes for and not to care about what your relatives, neighbors, society or world will think? Can you recall the feeling of doing something without caring about what you would be labeled as or pointed at? Well, the society we are raised in is more about thinking what others will think of you and what they will have to say about you more than what you think you are made to do. A society where a male or female is not allowed to fetch their dreams according to their choice, transgender community is still struggling just to express what they are and they still crave for acceptability.

A group of transgender along with support of some other people tried to surface the issues of transgender community, their needs and wants through…

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Teesri Dhun: An effort to put the voice of transgender community in-front of world through words

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The society we live in is brutally divided in not only religions, regions and cast but in genders where men are always seen at the top while women still struggle to be a successful part of society. In such a binary society, can you imagine the life of a Khawajasara? People usually don’t even like to discuss their lives, struggles and success stories. Though government has passed the rule for registration of Khawaja Saras and special quota is fixed for their jobs but practice of these rules is still nowhere to be seen. Watching this situation, Dr. Shahnaz Khan and Dr. Claire Pamment decided to present the lives of transgender community in the form of a play. This play was produced by Kanwal Khoosat. In case you missed this play which held in Alhamra Arts Council Lahore on 16th and 17th of December ’16 here are the highlights.

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Who is a transgender? FYI!

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Who is a transgender or, what we call in our local language, a Khawaja Sira?

While explaining the aim of iMatter to the common people, we got to identify the harrowing reality that the majority of our population has no idea about what is the actual significance of the controversial albeit humane term.

Upon asking many of them to explain the idea of transgender that they have harbored in their mind, we got to know that most actually confused the term ‘transgender’ with the term ‘intersex’. The seed of confusion is sown in our minds at a very young age – usually when our parents define it for us; for example in this case them telling the general up that transgender are the ones who are born with a gender that is in-between a male and a female (referred to as intersex in actuality) i.e…

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