Bangladesh’s first transgender news presenter makes her debut

09 March 2021 - 12:13 By TimesLIVE
A Bangladeshi woman is the first news presenter in the country’s history to openly identify as transgender, The Guardian reports.
A Bangladeshi woman is the first news presenter in the country’s history to openly identify as transgender, The Guardian reports.
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A Bangladeshi woman is the first news presenter in the country’s history to openly identify as transgender, The Guardian reports.

Tashnuva Anan Shishi delivered a three-minute news bulletin with the private broadcast channel Boishakhi TV on International Women's Day, a landmark moment for transgender rights and equality in the south-Asian country home to an estimated 1.5 million transgender people. 

In January, Shishi also became the first transgender person in Bangladesh to study for a master’s in public health at the James P Grant School of Public Health in Dhaka.


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