Pakistan TV airs first transgender anchor
Marvia Malik, a journalism graduate, told the BBC she was moved to tears when she was offered the job. She anchored her first show on private broadcaster Kohenoor on Friday, after three months of training.Transgender people face discrimination in Pakistan and many struggle to find employment.Some are forced into begging, dancing or prostitution to earn money. Ms Malik told the BBC she had to stop herself from screaming with joy when she learned she had got the job. "The dream that I saw for myself, I was able to climb on the first stair to achieving it," she said.
Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competes in the women’s +90kg final at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Hubbard passed all requirements to make it into the games and compete in the women’s competition . Kirsti Miller, a transgender activist, dual-international athlete and educator
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GOLD COAST, Australia — They said she was unbeatable.
Mattis: Trump policies banning transgender troops 'stand on their own'
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that President Trump's recently issued policies barring most transgender individuals from the military "stand on their own." Speaking to reporters prior to meeting with the Indonesia Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Mattis said that the military is "out to build the most lethal service.
The elbow injury that forced transgender competitor Laurel Hubbard out of the Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition has ended Having led the standings in the 90+kg division with a lift of 120kg in the snatch on Monday, she injured her arm after attempting 132kg with her third effort
Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard , a transgender woman, recently won a women's international title. In this video, I point out the inadequacy of the IOC's
But what they — being the critics — didn't consider was that New Zealand's transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was just as vulnerable to injury as any other athlete.
The 40-year-old Hubbard withdrew from Monday's over 90-kilogram division after hurting her left elbow attempting a Commonwealth Games record lift of 132 kilograms in the snatch.
She had already cleared 120 kilograms with her first lift and was well ahead of Samoa's Feagaiga Stowers when she over-extended, and the bar traveled behind her shoulders.
Hubbard's presence, and status as gold-medal favorite, was one of the more contentious topics of the Commonwealth Games.
Since Hubbard became eligible to compete in international events at the start of last year, her involvement has polarized views in weightlifting.
Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy
Nearly a week after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum banning some transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, Pentagon officials on Thursday refused to answer questions about the policy except to say they would continue to follow court orders currently blocking the ban.Last Friday, the White House announced Trump had signed the memorandum, but also had given the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security authority to implement policies as they see fit.
Kiwi transgender weightlifting star Laurel Hubbard ’s gold medal campaign was dramatically ruined when she suffered a “gruesome” competition injury . Commentators were shocked by the injury with Kiwi sporting identities pushing for Hubbard to carry the Kiwi flag into the closing ceremony earlier in
TRANSGENDER weightlifter Laurel Hubbard suffered a horror elbow injury attempting a 130kg lift at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. The New Zealander, 40 - who competed as a male until four years ago - was already comfortably leading the event following a 120kg lift.
What the critics may have got wrong, though, was the public reaction.
At Carrara Sports Arena, Hubbard was second only to Australia's Deb Lovely-Acason in terms of crowd popularity when the athletes were introduced.
Sure, the Gold Coast region has one of the highest concentrations of New Zealanders living in Australia, but the support for Hubbard was much wider spread.
"The crowd was absolutely magnificent — I felt just like a big embrace and I wanted to give them something that reflected the best I could do," Hubbard said of the positive reception she received, and her decision to push for a record. "I have no regret at the attempts because I believe to be true to sport you really have to try to be the best you can.
"I think you have to be true to yourself and I hope in this case this is what I have done. Happy with the decision I made."
Hubbard said it was likely she'd ruptured a ligament and sustained "some fairly significant tissue damage."
Transgender Runners Can Compete in the Boston Marathon as Their Self-Identified Gender, Organizers Affirm
The Boston Marathon has reiterated its policy that allows transgender runners to compete under their self-identified gender – amid renewed debate among runners. The Boston Athletic Association, which oversees the marathon, told NPR that organizers only ask that runners compete under the same gender identity they declared when they qualified for the marathon. That policy has been in place for “several years,” according to the statement given to NPR. The New York and Chicago marathons have similar policies, NPR reported. “We don’t require that runners outline their gender identity history with us, so we can’t say for certain how many trans runners are in our race. We do know that we have had several transgender runners in the past,” the Boston Athletic Association told NPR. However, runners are required to show a government-issued ID to get an official bib number and, BAA said “We do compare the ID with the person’s qualification-associated gender description.” The Boston Athletic Association told NPR it does not have a specific policy on how it would handle a runner whose gender identity is not the same as the one listed on the government ID. The BAA said it would try to resolve the issue with “a strong emphasis on inclusion.” The issue of transgender runners has become a topic of discussion in the marathon community following an article in Canadian Running magazine about three transgender women who will run the elite race as their identified gender.
Officials say transgender weightlifter has every right to compete as a woman. Critics say her inclusion could be unfair. (CNN) New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard recently won the Australian International weightlifting competition , and made history in the process.
Transgender weightlifter and 90+kg gold medal favorite Laurel Hubbard , who represents New Zealand, has been forced to withdraw from the 2018 Commonwealth Games with an How is it even remotely fair for women competitors to have the transgender Laurel Hubbard compete as a woman.
In Hubbard's absence, Stowers won the gold with a total of 253, followed by Charisma Amoe-Tarrant of Nauru (243) and Emily Campbell of England (242).
The New Zealander will leave without a medal, but not entirely without good memories.
When asked if she was anxious about what kind of reaction she'd get when she entered the competition, Hubbard said "It would be untrue to say that the thought never crossed my mind."
"But no indication today that they were anything other than fantastic," she said, "A real credit to Australian people and broader sporting community."
Leading into competition, the Samoa's weightlifting head coach Jerry Wallwork said he was opposed to Hubbard competing at the games.
"A man is a man and a woman is a woman and I know a lot of changes have gone through, but in the past Laurel Hubbard used to be a male champion weightlifter," Wallwork was quoted as saying.
Paul Coffa, secretary-general of the Oceania Weightlifting Institute, took a more conciliatory line when questioned about Hubbard's transgender status.
"It is a very sensitive question. The fact is the government of New Zealand has given her a passport for a female," he said. "She's done everything according to the IOC rules."
The Commonwealth Games Federation also defended Hubbard's right to compete.
CGF chief executive David Grevemberg dismissed comments made by Wallwork.
"That's one individual's opinion and perspective ... there are probably plenty of opinions and perspectives," Grevemberg said. "The federation's position on this has been clear in terms of respecting the athlete's right to compete, the rules of the international weightlifting federation in terms of their eligibility conditions."
Grevemberg said what the International Olympic Committee was doing in regard to transgender athletes was still evolving but stressed Hubbard had met the qualification criteria.
"This is something that members have various opinions on and it's something the weightlifting community needs to have some robust debate, discussion, on," he said.
Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial .
A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said last week that recent changes by to his administration didn't truly amount to a new policy but "instead threaten the very same violations" that led her and other judges to block the ban last year. She ordered the sides to prepare for trial.U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman was one of four judges nationwide who blocked Trump late last year from overturning an Obama-era directive allowing transgender troops to serve openly. The Justice Department asked her to dissolve that ruling, citing changes that would allow transgender troops to serve in limited cases.