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Transgender Brazilians Embrace Hit Soap Opera: ‘Now You Can See Us’

“Edge of Desire,” watched nightly by some 50 million Brazilians, is shaping perceptions about gender identity in a nation where transgender people face stigmatization and violence. NYT > Americas

A Win Over Sexism in Brazil: A Soap Star Is Punished for Harassment

The Globo network’s suspension of José Mayer was applauded by an increasingly active movement that has long denounced deep-seated sexism in Brazil. NYT > Americas

Soap opera: South Korea’s Park ‘used starlet as pseudonym’ at health clinic

The starlet of a TV soap became the most talked-about celebrity in South Korea on Wednesday when a TV channel revealed President Park Geun-hye once used her name as a

Soap actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye flees Ethiopia

Prominent Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye says that he has has sought asylum in the US after leaving the country about two months ago. BBC News – Africa

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