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Nation 24 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Devotees from Malaysia and Singapore fulfil vows to deity for transsexuals

The five-day celebrations dedicated to Goddess Bahuchara Mataji, the Hindu presiding deity for transsexuals, ended yesterday in a ceremony that saw some 400 participants from Malaysia and Singapore at a temple in Pandamaran near Klang.

World 29 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Gays to get equal status under new Thai charter

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Writers of Thailand's post-coup constitution agreed on Friday to give gay, lesbian, transgender and transvestite groups official status in the new charter to try to end discrimination.

World 23 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Author who portrayed prostitute loses NY fraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An author sued by a film company after her novel about life as a truck-stop prostitute was exposed as a hoax was found liable for fraud on Friday in a case involving tales of the author's multiple personalities.

World 22 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fraud case for "Sarah" author heads to NY jury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A best-selling author who pretended to be a 19-year-old male prostitute covered up her identity to profit from her novel and gain a movie deal, a lawyer for the film company suing her said in closing arguments on Thursday.

World 21 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Author who posed as prostitute faces NY fraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A best-selling novelist who pretended she was a 19-year-old male prostitute sought to defend herself in court on Wednesday against claims she defrauded a film company that bought the rights to her book.

Community 05 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Tale of a Mak Yong artiste

The final year students of the Perform-ing Arts faculty in Universiti Malaya have taken it upon themselves to portray their own interpretation of this reality, albeit in a familial context, for their final year project.

Lifestyle 07 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Becoming Bapa Malaysia

This year is Malaysia's 50th year of independence and what better way to mark it than by reliving the moments that led to Merdeka? B>KEE HUA CHEE/Bmeets those behind the film I>1957 - Hati Malaya/I>.

World 10 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Italians rally for gay and unwed couples' rights

ROME (Reuters) - Thousands of Italians rallied on Saturday for legal rights for unmarried gay and heterosexual couples while Roman Catholics launched a movement against what many of them consider an attack on the

World 06 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

New York rejects transgender birth certificate law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have allowed transgender people to switch the gender on their birth certificates without a sex-change operation.

World 02 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Turkey's transsexuals face increasing violence

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Belgin still vividly remembers the night, more than a quarter of a century ago, when police herded her and dozens of other transsexuals and transvestites on to a train as part of a campaign to clean up Istanbul.