dailymail.co.uk - By Deni Kerkova for MailOnline
A group of cross-dressing performers are pictured getting dolled up for a night on stage in China's Guangxi Province.
From the overweight to the ageing, each man is transformed into a sparkling showgirl with the help of false eyelashes, some clever corsetry and long flowing wigs.
worldpolicy.org - By Rochelle Terman
Tehran, Iran - When Shadi Amin was growing up in pre-revolutionary Iran, she began experiencing sexual feelings toward other girls. "I thought there was something wrong with me," she says. "I thought, maybe I should change something." By "something," Amin was referring not to her identity or lifestyle, but to her gender. "If I was that young girl living in Iran today, I would have considered having a sex change operation," even though she has never identified with being male.
3news.co.nz - By David Farrier - Reporter
A documentary about transgender culture in Thailand entitled #tdoc will begin filming early next year.
#tdoc is the brainchild of LA-based photographer Rae Threat, who has been wanting to return to her native Thailand to tackle the topic for some time.
livemint.com - Shamik Bag
In 2011, when 22-year-old Mona More Okram, formerly Oliver, stood on stage in an Imphal auditorium, soaking in the spotlight as the winner of the first-ever Trans Queen Contest North East, what she missed the most were "real breasts". Her padded bra was not good enough to address her quandary on gender identity.
In Afghanistan, Girls... Will Be Boys (Sep 28, 2014)
ryot.org - By Rebecca Luxton
In Afghanistan, it's totally normal for little girls to spend their entire childhoods disguised as boys.
Bacha posh - translation: a female cross-dresser - is the term for these girls-masked-as-boys. And they're more common than you'd think. "E... [more]
passportmagazine.com - Robert
Here's a great interview with Nadja Karlsson that our friends at Visit Sweden sent to us today. We couldn't wait to share it with you.
Transgender Nadja Karlsson is an ABBA-loving Tasting Room Manager at Spritmuseum in Stockholm. Stockholm ... [more]
Of bygone glories: As time passes in Khadrhagano Galai, the past haunts those that remain (Mar 28, 2014)
tribune.com.pk - By Sohail Khattak
Karachi: They call it the 'Khadrhagano Galai' [the Transgender Street], not because it has been serving as a peaceful abode for the transgender community but because they were its first residents.
asiancorrespondent.com - By Casey Hynes
Thailand is one of the more liberal countries in Southeast Asia, and may even be the first to legalize same-sex marriage. The government even promotes the country as a destination friendly to travelers of all backgrounds and sexual orientations.... [more]
Transgender in Mongolia (Mar 3, 2014)
slate.com - By Jordan G. Teicher
In Mongolia, transgender people face extreme violence and discrimination, much of which goes unreported because the law does not protect them. Out of fear, many stay in the closet...
Bangkok: The country's tourism authorities are trying to market Thailand as the region's 'pink' destination, but local gay and transgender activists say the campaign disguises a darker reality - that beneath the nation's veneer of public tolerance, conservatism and d... [more]
Albania's Sworn Virgins (Aug 29, 2013)
In Albania, a "sworn virgin" is a biological female who has chosen to take on the social identity of a man for life. It's a tradition dating back hundreds of years that still exists in the Albanian Alps, as well as to a lesser extent in other parts of the Western Balkans...
newnownext.com - by Chris Spargo
We have been bringing you Drag Queen Travel Tips for some time now friends, and with summer upon us, we figured why not get all those wonderful suggestions those beautiful gals of RuPaul's Drag Race gave us, and put them together in one big play list?
Travel: Tenerife - Calling all (potential) drag queens (Apr 19, 2013)
sosogay.co.uk - Posted by: Guest Writer
If dramatic beauty and contrast is your thing, you'll feel like a gem in a golden ring on Tenerife. Famous for miles of jaw-dropping coastline, tropical forests, lunar landscapes and picturesque fishing villages, Tenerife's resorts are also home... [more]
Jinkx Monsoon's Seattle: Drag Queen Travel Tips (Mar 1, 2013)
newnownext.com - by NewNowNext Staff
Hi Kids, This is Jinkx Monsoon. Say hi back, it's only polite. HI!
As some of you may know, I am the first queen from Seattle or from the Pacific Northwest period. So for the first time, the national drag scene is getting a taste of ... [more]
Drag Queen Travel Tips: Jade Jolie's Gainesville (Feb 12, 2013)
newnownext.com - by Charles Runnette
Drag Race Season 5 sexpot Jade Jolie stopped by to give us some travel tips on her hometown of Gainesville, Florida. If you've ever thought of this sleepy city in the north of Florida it might be because it's home to the massive University of Flori... [more]
Lancashire's first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history trail to be created in Bur... (Jan 31, 2013)
lancashiretelegraph.co.uk - By Peter Magill, Chief reporter
TheE hidden history of gay and lesbian communities in Burnley is the starting point for a pioneering heritage walk.
Walk leaders will recall the Thorn Hotel, off St James Street, a favourite gay hang-out in the 1950s and 1960s.
Transgender Pakistanis Face Society's Scorn (Nov 9, 2012)
abcnews.go.com - By Andum Naveed - Associated Press
Dressed up in elaborate, feminine outfits and artfully applied makeup, they are showered with money while dancing at all-male wedding parties. But the lives of transgender people in Pakistan are also marked by harassment, rejection and poverty.
Pakistan's Transgenders In A Category Of Their Own (Sep 3, 2012)
keranews.org - By Editor
Urban Pakistan assaults your senses: tangles of traffic; Pakistani pop competing with the mosque's call to prayer; pungent spices in the steamy air. And then there are the transvestites.
At traffic lights, you see people draped in elegant pink a... [more]
india.blogs.nytimes.com - By Michael Edison Hayden
Human beings often seek spiritual healing out of a sense of psychological pain. In the case of India's hijra population, a group with a tradition that spans back until at least the Kama Sutra period, their sources of pain are sociolog... [more]
Drag queens hit the high seas on theme cruise (Apr 24, 2012)
travel.usatoday.com - By Gene Sloan, USA Today
A Florida travel agent has announced plans for a group sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship that will feature nearly half a dozen drag queens performing for and mingling with participants.
The seven-night Disco Queens on the H... [more]