New Mosque for Transgender Persons in Bangladesh

New Mosque for Transgender Persons in Bangladesh

A new mosque in Bangladesh welcomes transgender individuals, marking a significant milestone in their journey toward acceptance and inclusion. Despite facing discrimination in other prayer spaces, their resilience led them to this sanctuary near Mymensingh.

This modest mosque stands as a symbol of victory for the hijra community, offering a place where they can worship freely without fear of prejudice. The government’s support in providing land for the mosque signifies progress in addressing the marginalization of transgender individuals.

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Community activist Joyita Tonu’s presence underscores the determination of hijra individuals to assert their rights and demand equality in religious settings. Though progress is evident, societal stigma and discrimination against the hijra community persist, highlighting the ongoing struggle for true inclusion.

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