As a transgender man from Saudi Arabia, where his identity could see him jailed and flogged, Salman Al-Dukheil waited decades before speaking out about who he is - or who he was. "My name wasn't Salman when I was born about 28 years ago. It was Salma," the business student said on Thursday. "I was a biological girl." His outing at Trust Women, a women's rights and trafficking conference run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, marked the first time he has spoken publicly about his story, he said.
December 2 / Channel News Asia