A transgender woman has spoken about her happiness at finally being allowed to live in a country where her female identity is accepted.
Eliana Rubashkyn, 26, from Bogota, Colombia, was granted asylum in New Zealand, where her certificate of identification has her gender stated as ‘female’.
She has described New Zealand as a ‘paradise’.
Rubashkyn has spoken about the ordeals suffered as a refugee seeking entry into countries such as France, Norway and Finland. She was consistently rejected because of regulations on gender reassignment surgery.