The LGBTQ+ news roundup: 29 May 2016

News round up through the end of May.

The Queerness

Following his two-week hiatus, Tom Ana returns with his regular summary of the most important stories and headlines from the last seven days.


A transgender activist has died in Peshawar, Pakistan, after being shot multiple times earlier this week. The activist, known as Alesha, was coordinator for the Pakistan Trans Action Board and is believed to have been targeted by criminal gangs attempting to extort money from transgender individuals.

The Trans Action Board also reported that Alesha had suffered transphobic abuse and taunts from hospital staff shortly before dying. The group have also called upon local authorities to take action against the targeting of transgender individuals.


A South Korean filmmaker and activist has failed to gain legal recognition for his same-sex marriage after a court case was dismissed earlier this week. Kim Jho Gwang-Soo and his partner Kim Seung-Hwan married in 2013 but have no legal recognition due to…

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