Philippines summons U.S. Marines in transgender murder case

Oct 18, 2014

Philippines summons U.S. Marines in transgender murder case

Five U.S. Marines have been summoned to appear before a prosecutor in the northern Philippines after Filipino police accused one of them of murdering a transgender sex worker, the foreign department said. The Americans were ordered to attend a hearing by the prosecutor of ...

Boxer fights through gender disorder

Sep 19, 2013

Boxer fights through gender disorder

by Takeshi Ozawa

Years ago, Go Shindo used to dream of becoming a teacher or a firefighter. But as she struggled with her gender identity, bullying by university classmates and despair from social discrimination, there was a time when she gave herself to alcohol and even contemplated ...

Gender bending in Japan

Jul 13, 2013

Gender bending in Japan

by Michael Hoffman

Do our genitals define us? Increasingly, they do not. Is sexuality more complicated than male/female? Increasingly, it is. Or maybe not increasingly: Maybe the only thing that’s changed over the ages is how much of our true selves society lets us show. The Bible, ...

Jakarta opens transgender care home

Feb 24, 2013

Jakarta opens transgender care home

A dozen elderly women are gathered inside the pink house, set on a narrow dirt road in a dusty Jakarta suburb. Together they sew, bake and chat. At first sight they look like a group of benevolent grandmothers, but the sunken cheeks and deep ...

Go! Go! Kingyo!

Feb 13, 2005

Go! Go! Kingyo!

by Tomoko Otake

If you go down to Roppongi tonight, you’re sure of a few surprises. Not least, in Tokyo’s favorite party zone renowned for its glitz and sleaze, you’re guaranteed a world tour of ethnic restaurants, along with enough bars, dance clubs and strip joints to ...