Importing Western Gender Codes: How South Asia’s Trans Communities are Still Experiencing the Effects of British Colonial Rule

With Rishi Sunak’s plan to revisit protections given to trans people in Britain by the 2010 Equality Act, and the PM’s less than promising voting record on LGBTQ+ issues, there has been understandable anxiety in Britain about what the future holds for the transgender community. As these concerns continue to circulate here, it is important to remember that Britain’s historical and contemporary engagement with LGBTQ+ rights affects individuals not just in the UK, but around the globe owing to Britain’s history of colonial…

Imran Khan claims victory after a violent election period plagues Pakistan

Former cricketer Imran Khan appears set to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, according to the results of Wednesday’s election. The election result marks a transition of leadership from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N) of the ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Khan’s Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI), which promoted an anti-corruption agenda in itsContinue reading “Imran Khan claims victory after a violent election period plagues Pakistan”