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Bangladesh elects first trans mayor A 43-year-old transgender woman was elected mayor of Trilochanpur, becoming the first trans elected official in Bangladesh.

Nazrul Islam Ritu won with more than twice the number of votes as her nearest rival. According to the New York Daily News, Bangladesh has 1.5 million transgender people.

Earlier this year, a transgender newscaster debuted on national TV in Bangladesh. And in a society where boys and girls generally attend separate school, the first school for trans students opened in the nation’s capital, Dhaka. Canada’s lower house passes conversion therapy ban Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously to ban conversion therapy earlier this week.

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