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Pakistan's transgender community still struggling to find acceptance • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 25 Jan 2023
The movie "Joyland" failed to make the Oscar nominations for best international feature film. But the first Pakistani film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival is still making headlines. It tells the story of a married man who falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer. The controversy around "Joyland" has put the spotlight on the issue of transgender people in Pakistan, known as khwaja siras, who have a special status in Pakistani law. However, the community is still discriminated against and ostracised in society. FRANCE 24's team reports.


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