Transgender Bangladeshis hold first-ever pride march


DHAKA, Nov 10, 2014 (AFP) - At least 1,000 transgender Bangladeshis staged the conservative mainly Muslim country's first ever pride march on Monday to mark one year since the government recognised them as a third gender.

Dhaka's busy roads were brought to a standstill as the transgender marchers, or hijras as they are known in Bangladesh, danced and sang their way through the streets, drawing crowds of spectators.

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