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A Rohingya refugee gestures as people who crossed the Naf River with an improvised raft are temporarily detained by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Sabrang near Teknaf, Bangladesh November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Riz Ahmed, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari And Others Launch Appeal For Rohingya

The plight of the Rohingya, more than a million mostly Muslim residents of Myanmar facing a government campaign of ethnic cleansing and torture, briefly dominated international headlines earlier this...
LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2016/11/16: Pakistani Transgender community holding placards during protest against torturing a transgender in Sialkot, at outside Lahore Press Club as the prime suspect, Aijaz Alias Jajja, had allegedly stormed the house of a transgender, Phool, along with his accomplices a few days ago in sialkot. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Pakistan Issued Its First Passport Recognizing A Transgender Designation

The transgender community in Pakistan just achieved a major "milestone" in the struggle for basic rights. Pakistan's Ministry of Interior issued the country's first passport with the transgender desig...