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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type="flexslider_slide" interval="3" images="6505,6508" img_size="" onclick=""][vc_column_text]Model Transgender Employment Policy negotiating for inclusive workplaces from the Transgender Law Center provides resources and information about ways to make the workplace more inclusive. This model policy and guide will clarify the law and help your company welcome and include transgender, gender non-conforming, and transitioning employees. Below is a sample policy1 that your company can use as the basis for creating your own inclusive policy to ensure transgender, gender non-conforming, and transitioning employees feel safe...

A Malaysian court decision that made a ban on cross-dressing illegal last year is now being challenged in court. Last November the Malaysian Court of Appeal ruled that a Shariah law criminalizing Muslim transgender people in Negeri Sembilan state was unconstitutional. The state government is now trying to overturn that decision. On January 27, 2015, the Negeri Sembilan state government will try to “obtain leave” to appeal the earlier decision by convincing a five-judge panel that its case is worth hearing....

Bangkok, September 22, 2015 The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is pleased to announce the new Thai Foundation Board and Regional Steering Committee. Please join us in welcoming our new Thai Foundation Board Members: Kath Khangpiboon; Thitiyanun Nakpor; Rena Janamnuaysook. And Regional Steering Committee Members: Abhina Aher (India); Phylesha Brown-Acton (New Zealand); Nada Chaiyajait (Thailand); Chase Go Tolentino (Philippines); Sulique Waqa (Fiji). As a registered organization, APTN has a Thai Foundation board that oversee the finances and assets of the Foundation. They are legally responsible for presenting activity reports, financial report,...

This community should be treated as any other human being. Nepal's minister for information and communication has said the government is ready to amend discriminatory legal provisions against sexual minorities. Speaking on Wednesday (4 February) at the first day of a three-day South Asian transgender and hijra consultation in Kathmandu, Minendra Rijal said the government had started the process by issuing passports with a third gender. 'This community should be treated as any other human being,' he said, adding that his party,...

The Federal Court has given the Negeri Sembilan state government permission to appeal an earlier Federal Court of Appeals ruling that makes cross dressing legal in the state. However, the court is limiting arguments to constitutional ones, rejecting interventions from the Islamic State Councils of Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpus, Penang, Johor and Perak, as well as UMNO (the malay front of the ruling coalition led by the prime minister). In the January 27 leave hearing, the panel of...