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’Preferred’ Pronouns Gain Traction at US Colleges

By Lisa Leff | Nov 30
On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles,self-identify as "genderqueer" -- neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both -- is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension.

Germany: Parents Can Pick Babies’ Gender on Birth Certificates

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
Germany will become the first country in the world that grants parents rights to choose their baby’s gender on the newborn’s birth certificate.

Nepal to Issue ’Third Gender’ IDs

Jan 22
An official says Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female.

Nepal Lawmaker Asks Facebook for Third Gender

Mar 26
A prominent lawmaker and gay rights activist in Nepal says he has asked Facebook to include a third option for people who do not identify themselves as male or female.

Tiny Nepal Plans Its Own Gay Games Competition

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 23
The tiny Himalayan nation of Nepal plans to launch its own ’gay Olympics’ in the fall. Planners hope visitors will join local competitors in several events that will help further an already rapidly evolving acceptance of gay, lesbian & trans Nepalese.

Tax Day in Pakistan Includes Transgender ’Enforcers’

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 18
Pakistanis who fail to pay up on tax day might find a posse of transgender tax collectors at their door--a form of "enforcement" that relies less on muscle than on local attitudes regarding sexual minorities, attitudes that spell humiliation for scofflaws whom the trans tax collectors target.

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