When census officials came to the home of Aisha, a 27-year-old transgender woman in Lahore, she was marked down on their documents as a man. "I live with my parents and when the officials came to my home I was not there," she said. "My parents marked me as a male as they have not accepted my gender." Transgender people like Aisha were "disturbingly" undercounted in Pakistan's recent census, campaigners say, leaving them on the margins of mainstream society.
October 7 / The News