U.S. grants asylum in Indonesian transgender case

Jakarta, posted: Sun, August 10 2008 | 10:26 am

The United States granted,for the first time, an asylum claim to an Indonesian transsexual last month, an activist said.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization Arus Pelangi founder King Oey, said that Michelle Saraswati, 42, formerly known as Michael Setiabudi, won her case at the San Fransisco Immigration Court in July.

Michelle, a graduate fro...