Transgender struggle: ‘I had to keep who I was secret’

The issue has become contentious in some countries, says Mr Gevisser. The UK was initially considering self-determination but has since decided against this. In India, where a Supreme Court ruling allows self-determination, the government itself is now saying that some form of certification is required.

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Lower energy bill plan for avoiding peak-time use

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Landlord warning over tenant eviction laws in Scotland

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Russia on brink of default as debt deadline looms

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