This Is How 23 Countries Feel About Transgender Rights

December 29, 2016
One-quarter of Americans say people should never be allowed to change their legal gender, half of Brazilians know a transgender person, and lots more from a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos survey in 23 countries around the world.
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How An Online Love Affair Ended With A Trans Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault

October 14, 2016
Kyran Lee pleaded guilty to sexual assault after his girlfriend reported him to the police. This is one of several “gender fraud” cases in the UK that raise fundamental questions about identity and sexual consent.
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How An LGBT Panic Led This Village To Plan An Exorcism In Indonesia

October 8, 2016
Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.
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Why Transgender People In Japan Prefer To Be Told They Have A "Disorder"

August 7, 2016
There’s a global push to remove “gender identity disorder” from the list of mental illnesses. But many transgender people in Japan aren't on board with the idea. J. Lester Feder reports from Osaka.
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This Is What Happened To The Missing Trans Women Of El Salvador

December 27, 2015
The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to document the mysterious incident for the first time.
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Meet The Trans Sex Worker Who Transformed A Gang-Controlled Prison

February 8, 2015
Karla Avelar survived a serial killer, gang attacks, and four years in a Salvadoran prison to become a trans activist on the global stage. J. Lester Feder and Nicola Chávez Courtright report from El Salvador.
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