Pakistan Elections 2013: Pakistan’s Transgender Community Continues to Fight for Equality After t… – Cristina Mazain

For many observers, Pakistan’s May 2013 electoral campaigns symbolized a transition to a functioning democracy and the embrace of diversity in a country known for violence and discrimination against both ethnic and religious minorities. On the May 11, the media heralded the first peaceful, civilian transfer of power in Pakistani history. Not only were there 70 seats reserved for women and minority groups in the National Assembly, but for the first time in the country’s history, several transgender women ran for public office….