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Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.

Turkish troops in Northern Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with LA Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Iraq about Turkey's military incursion into Northern Iraq where Turkish troops are on a mission to destroy bases in Iraq used by Kurdish militants to launch attacks

Arts, Culture & Media

Iraqi blogger in the U.S.

Iraqi-born blogger Sahar Gabriel is accustomed to living on the edge in Baghdad. But two months ago she moved to America, where she's joining a long line of job seekers. Sahar Gabriel shares her impressions of her adopted homeland with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Turkish troops in Northern Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with LA Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Iraq about Turkey's military incursion into Northern Iraq where Turkish troops are on a mission to destroy bases in Iraq used by Kurdish militants to launch attacks

Arts, Culture & Media

Iraqi blogger in the U.S.

Iraqi-born blogger Sahar Gabriel is accustomed to living on the edge in Baghdad. But two months ago she moved to America, where she's joining a long line of job seekers. Sahar Gabriel shares her impressions of her adopted homeland with anchor Lisa Mullins.