The fact that punishment for rape against cis-gendered women is more than seven years, but for the trans community, it ranges from six months to two years, has led to the #RapeIsRape campaign.
Being a double minority presents a double set of issues—one concerning culture and religion, the other concerning sexual identity.
Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling granting rights and recognition to the community has done little to curb the sexual violence and poverty many face.
Ian and Ellen talk with an Indian pop group using music to raise awareness about the hijra population, one of the world's oldest recorded third gender communities, on the next episode of 'GAYCATION.'
Transgender people in Pakistan technically enjoy some of the best rights in the world since their Supreme Court voted to recognize the "third gender." But reality on the ground is very different.