Here’s a Politics Daily item posted by Ria Misra : Pakistan Recognizes Third Gender — Politics Daily.  She describes a recent ruling by Pakistan’s Supreme Court requiring that the government allow individuals to register as “hijra” for purposes of their national identity cards and warning that other types of discrimination against hijras might not be permitted. The hijra community includes transgendered people, transvestites, and eunuchs. (Thanks to Mira Estin for pointing me to this item.)