Transgender candidates in Pakistan hope to spark change

04/19/2013 | ABC News

A 2011 Supreme Court ruling in Pakistan gave transgender individuals the right to vote, and now some are running for office, convinced that their participation in politics will raise awareness of the plight of transgender people in the deeply conservative country. "People ask if we will win or lose in the elections. But I won when my nomination papers were submitted," said Bindiya Rana, an openly transgender candidate running for office in Karachi.

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