Last Friday, on a private channel Kohenoor debuted leading news Marvia Malik – first transgender, admitted on TV Pakistan, where members of the LGBT community have traditionally suffered discrimination.
About it writes on Monday, March 26, the news service of the BBC.
Marvia studied the art of the presenter three months, and when her dream came true, could not hold tears of joy, says this article. Transgender people in this country are very difficult to find a job, and many of them are forced to earn their bread by prostitution and begging.
Malik hopes that this is just the first step on the path of progress, and her example will help to improve the situation of transgender people, which she believes, deserve equal treatment.
Junaid Ansari, owner of Kohenoor TV channel, said in an interview with «Voice of America» that chose the Marv Malik, out of many candidates not on the basis of sex, and for her professional and human qualities.
Earlier this month, the Pakistani Senate supported the law on the protection of the rights of transgender people, in which they are allowed to determine their gender.
A year earlier, 23-year-old alisha transgender activist LGBT community, died from gunshot wounds, not waiting for medical care. The hospital was unable to decide men’s or women’s chamber to put the patient.