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.

View Full Article in:

ABC News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Associate Director of Training
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
San Francisco, CA
Director of Planned Giving
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Director of Development
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Boston, MA
Corporate Relations Associate
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Membership Ambassador
The National LGBT Bar Association
Washington, DC