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Offline diy life

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hi, from Bangladesh!
« on: October 25, 2020, 05:12:42 am »
hi!

I'm still not sure who I truly am, as I have had conflicting thoughts about my gender and sexual identity for as long as I remember, and I feel like my ability to suppress these thoughts is growing weaker the older I get!

I talked about these thoughts in a thread I opened on the "Transitioning" section, I hope you can read it and provide any sort of help or insight (if you'd be so kind to).

and of course, I'd love to get to know you all more, and hopefully make some friends in this journey I probably should already be embarking on.

(I'm 29, and from Bangladesh)

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Re: hi, from Bangladesh!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 09:18:50 am »
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Re: hi, from Bangladesh!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 02:19:15 pm »
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Re: hi, from Bangladesh!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 07:09:01 pm »
(I'm 29, and from Bangladesh)

In your other posting you mentioned that you live in a repressive country.

Is your repression from the government of Bangladesh or more from personal contacts, such as work environment or more from family?

Are you able to travel to India  or Thailand?  I would think that those countries are more friendly than Bangladesh, but I could be wrong about  this.

Please let us know how you are living in this situation.




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Re: hi, from Bangladesh!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 01:40:32 am »
In your other posting you mentioned that you live in a repressive country.

Is your repression from the government of Bangladesh or more from personal contacts, such as work environment or more from family?

Are you able to travel to India  or Thailand?  I would think that those countries are more friendly than Bangladesh, but I could be wrong about  this.

Please let us know how you are living in this situation.

the repression is from the government, and from the heavily conservative muslim society in general...and it is very unique in nature.

"hijra" is the official blanket term that is used to cover the entire trans spectrum (except FtM trans, as this is not even recognised as a legitimate identity of any sort in my country); and some degree of "rights" are granted to anyone who has "hijra" as their gender on their national ID.
however, this gender classification is treated less as a "gender classification", and more as as "disability".

not to mention that, to actually get your national ID to state your gender as "hijra", you cannot have a penis or scrotum (so you have to be post-op, or intersex to some degree) - so pre-op transfolk and crossdressers are automatically disqualified.

and if your ID doesn't state that you are a "hijra", then you are considered a fraud and you no longer have any sort of police protection in the case of any kind of public harassment/lynching (which is actually an EXTREMELY common occurrence here).

not to mention that it is monumentally more difficult to find jobs, housing, education as a transperson...regardless of whether your national ID has "hijra" as your gender.
this is due to the heavily conservative muslim society in our country.

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India and Thailand are indeed significantly better in terms of trans rights (AFAIK you can the state to fully fund your entire transition in certain Indian states); however, migrating to anywhere with a Bangladeshi passport is a difficult issue.
still, I'm looking into finding a way to move to India.
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