DHAKA: A news channel in Bangladesh has made history by hiring the first-ever transgender news anchor in the country.

After 29-year-old Tashnuva Anan Shishir was given a chance to read the news for the first time, she got so emotional, she could not hold back her tears.

Tashnuva said that throughout her life, she had to face discrimination because of her gender identity.

Owing to society’s attitude towards her which left her feeling degraded, Tashnuva did not just leave her home, she also attempted to commit suicide four times.