Transgender

Transgender skilling project takes off in Hyderabad

Hyderabad home to India’s first free-of-cost beauty therapy training for LGBTQ community Hyderabad: A much-awaited transgender skilling project took off at VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition, SR Nagar, with a pilot batch of 20 students. City is the first to ...

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Raipur walks for equality, hosts first

Raipur: The main focus of this show was on the transgender models a nd their fight towards equality. We, as a country have shunned the transgender community for the longest time even if they have been putting up a decent ...

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Activists step up fight for transgender rights in India

Transgenders and intersex individuals have the same rights as every other citizen of India, says activist fighting for their dignity New Delhi/Hyderabad: She sounds like a woman, yet identifies herself as a man. Pushpa aka Vivek, 36, is a trans-man. ...

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Mumbai: Transgender rape complaint lodged after a year

Mumbai:The Nirmal Nagar police have finally registered a case of rape against the 16 accused in the rape of a 28-year-old transgender who had approached the police over a year ago. The FIR states that in December 2016, the 16 ...

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Transgender appointed members of Lok Adalat benches

Ongole: The district judge, MG Priyadarsini appointed transgender as members of two benches in the National Lok Adalat held on Sunday.She said that the amicable settlement of disputes helps the both parties as well as reduce the burden on courts. She ...

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Transgender to get their hostel in TISS for the academic year 2018-19, mixed reactions on the move

India: It seems like we are moving forward in accepting the third gender in our societies. In a fresh move towards that, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai has set an example for other institutes in India by planning ...

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Pakistan’s school for transgenders set to open its doors

LAHORE: A school for the education and vocational training of Pakistan’s transgender community is set to open its doors from April 15 in Lahore, the media reported on Friday. Named “The Gender Guardian”, the school offers a full 12 years of ...

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TISS To Have India’s First Transgender Student Hostel

The decision was taken in line with “the principle of inclusion and affirmation of gender diversity”. The Tata School of Social Sciences (TISS) on Thursday announced India’s first gernder-neutral on-campus accomodation for its students. The facility will be available for ...

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Here’s A Lesson For The Kerala Professor Who Said ‘Transgenders Are Born to Women Who Wear Jeans’

In the recent times, we have come across several statements that Indian men have said about women. Apparently, “eating chowmein leads to rape,” “rape by two men is not gangrape”, “boys will be boys… they commit mistakes”– the list is long. ...

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Zimbabwe’s transgender ‘suffers miscarriage’

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s transwoman Tatelicious Karigambe-Sandberg – who shocked the world last year when she claimed that she was pregnant – has made another stunning claim that she has suffered a miscarriage. Karigambe-Sandberg – who is now based in Sweden – ...

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A cafe that supports social acceptance

Naaz would earlier give badhai — a custom believed to bring luck — at weddings and birthdays. Today, she serves food at Nukkad the Teafe in Raipur, her life changed and confidence boosted. From being rejected for jobs because she ...

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PLAYS ON ‘CRUELTY OF SOCIETY’ AT SHAHEED BHAWAN

Two Hindi plays ‘Shunya’ and ‘Pakwaghar’ narrated about the brutal cruelties of society. Both the plays were staged back-to-back at Shaheed Bhavan auditorium here on Sunday. The plays marked the fourth day of Navagat Theatre Festival 2018 organised by Madhya ...

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We’re All Different: Musician Glenn Copeland on his journey as a Black, Buddhist, transgender artist

“The message of my Buddhist practice is, ‘Be courageous. You are exactly what is wanted. We’re all different,’” says Glenn Copeland musician and composer Glenn Copeland. John Harvey Negru talks to Copeland about his life as a pioneer in music, ...

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Aravani Art Project builds bridge between transgender community and society

Mural by mural, a public art project is building bridges between India’s transgender community and mainstream society India: About two years ago, when Shanthi Sonu was on her way for an art project at a Bengaluru government school, she suddenly ...

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Meet the Puducherry Doctor Who Made Filing Income Tax Filing Online Trans-Friendly

And so, no more will transsexual individuals be forced to choose between male and female while filing their income tax returns online, thanks to Dr Sameera Mahamud Jahagirdar. Also, in addition, the third gender will also be exempted from the ...

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Tackling prejudice: the road ahead for transgender persons

There is a long road ahead before transgender persons are accepted into the mainstream India: Nearly a month after Shanavi Ponnusamy, a transwoman from Tamil Nadu, wrote to the President alleging that Air India had denied her a cabin crew job ...

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Giving the right of chosen names reduces suicide risk in transgender youths

Reports also state that the transgender youths, having suicidal thoughts at nearly twice the rate of their peers. India: One of the largest and diverse studies conducted of transgender youths have found that giving the right to transgenders to opt ...

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My story no different from that of hijra: Pak’s 1st transgender news anchor

Karachi: As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go. The news of her first appearance ...

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Supreme Court seeks Attorney General’s help in dealing transgender’s plea on linking Aadhaar with PAN

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal in dealing with a plea of a transgender person alleging that her attempt to link her PAN with Aadhaar has failed as the PAN card ...

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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Speaks On The Bias Faced By Transgenders Within The LGBTQ Community

Even after a widely hailed judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India, which recognised the rights of transgender people as a third gender, unbridled bullying and discrimination against the community is still rampant across the country. From workplace to ...

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Pakistan’s first transgender newscaster Maavia Malik appears on television

It’s a historic move by a local news channel in Pakistan, it hired a transgender woman as the news anchor. In February, Krishna Kumari Kohli from Thar in Pakistan’s Sindh province became the first-ever Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority ...

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Mumbai’s transgenders fighting for acceptance, but people continue resisting

Mumbai: Their role in our lives is much more than our role in theirs. They don’t make much song and dance about it, although they have to sing and dance to earn their bread. We are all aware of them, but ...

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Supreme Court: Aadhaar exposes transgender community to harassment

Introduced by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Aadhaar cards have been a matter of contention for a very long time. The leaking of Aadhaar data continues to raise concerns over privacy and security, especially in the era of ...

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Transgender ‘certifying’ panel in 6 districts soon

Jaipur: A Supreme Court verdict upheld the right of ‘third gender’ population to be identified in a category other than male and female. However, years after the decision, thousands of the third gender population exist without any legal ‘identity’. A recent ...

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Queering lorca

In veteran dramatist Mahesh Dattani’s latest directorial venture, Maati, Drama School Mumbai students enact an adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1934 play, Yerma. Set in Haryana, Dattani and writer Neha Sharma’s adaptation is a deeply-layered story of a childless woman ...

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‘I’m glad I kept my penis’: Transgender woman who spent $90K on plastic surgery reveals she’s ‘finally realised’ she’s attracted to women – after going on 100 Tinder dates with MEN

A transgender woman who was considering gender reassignment surgery says she is glad she decided to keep her penis after ‘finally’ realising she is attracted to women. Jolene Dawson,  from Australia’s Gold Coast, claims she went on 100 dates and matched ...

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City to have transgender-operated petrol pumps soon

Hyderabad:Five exclusive petrol pumps operated by the transgender would be among 100 petrol pumps, which would be operated by the department across the State by this year-end. But things are poised to change as the State Prisons Department has been ...

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Trump scraps blanket transgender military ban, grants armed forces discretion

Washington, Mar 24 :  US President Donald Trump today rolled back his blanket ban on transgender people serving in the military, giving the secretaries of defence and homeland security greater discretion over the issue. “I hereby revoke my memorandum of ...

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Sex workers are not objects. 10 films show cinema on prostitution must change

Prostitution is often described as the oldest profession in the world. But society has always looked at prostitutes with contempt. A number of social reformers in the past have emphasised the need to rehabilitate prostitutes. But in the recent times ...

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Transgender People: Why is it difficult to join the workforce?

According to 2011 census, there is a population of 4.88 lakh of transgender people in India. But not all of them find employment opportunities very easily. For many transgender people it is not just difficult to find jobs, retaining it ...

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This is our right, not a favour’: Kerala’s shoddy implementation of transgender policy

The hastily put-together TG Identity Card has ‘transgender’ as a mandatory option for the ‘Gender’ column, and does not let individuals self-identify. As most of you may know, the Kerala Government took a landmark step when they came up with ...

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Providing info under Aadhaar exposes trans persons to violence, surveillance: NGO to SC

The NGO told the court that Aadhaar could not insist on the disclosure of gender identity as it is covered under the right to privacy. The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the parting of personal biometric and demographic ...

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‘We exist’: Public art project gives India’s transgender community a voice

The Aravani Art Project, a public art venture started in Bangalore, is employing trans women to paint murals across India. Dressed in blue jeans and a red T-shirt, with her hair tied loosely at the nape of her neck, Purushi ...

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Aadhaar puts transgenders on a risk of harrassment: SC told

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the parting of personal biometric and demographic information by transgenders and sexual minorities under the Aadhaar Act exposes them to “violence, surveillance and harassment by the State and private persons”. ...

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Third gender tax plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to a transgender petitioner’s complaint that community members were not being able to file income tax returns because their Aadhaar numbers couldn’t be linked with the Permanent Account Number. Senior ...

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Karnataka Trans Policy May Be a Step in the Right Direction, But Needs Work

Public consultations with the community were held, however, the government dropped some of the vital inputs of prominent community groups from the final draft. The Supreme Court in NALSA vs Union of India (April 2014) guaranteed a plethora of rights, including the ...

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India’s first gender-neutral toilet

The Indian School of Development Management became the first private institution in the country to build a gender-neutral toilet in its campus. The step was taken following a transgender student of the institution brought to attention the problem of choosing between male ...

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Noida institute sets up gender-neutral toilet

Noida: In a first, a Noida-based private institute has set up a gender-neutral toilet after its sole transgender student highlighted the problem of choosing between men’s and women’s toilets. The gender-neutral toilet at the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) ...

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Transgender woman claims she was denied entry to Pune mall, vows to move court

Pune: A transgender woman has claimed that she was denied entry into a shopping mall in Pune due to her gender. A video showing the victim, Sonali Dalvi, being denied entry into Pheonix Market City Mall at Vimannagar in Pune has ...

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Male-to-female transgender surgery can give better life

The male to female transgender surgery can give a better life to the majority of patients, revealed a study. New Delhi [India], Mar. 17 : The male to female transgender surgery can give a better life to the majority of ...

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TRANSGENDERS EDUCATE VILLAGERS ABOUT CLEANLINESS, BUILD 7500 TOILETS IN PALGHAR

Mumbai: Under the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Palghar’s dream of ‘home toilets’ has come true with participation of 22 transgenders from Mumbai. The transgenders came together to build as many as 7500 toilets in the area. The people ...

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Pune: ‘Denied entry at mall for being a transgender,’ alleges victim

Pune: A 29-year-old transgender was allegedly subjected to discrimination outside mall in Pune on Thursday evening. The victim alleged that she was not allowed to enter inside Phoenix Market City Mall on Vimannagar area for being a ‘transgender’. The incident ...

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Only male or female can get PAN card, transgender told

BAREILLY: Mohini, 52, a resident of Ghari Chawki at Murabpur locality of Bareilly, has been running from pillar to post for the past one week to procure a PAN card which she requires to open a bank account. But this transgender woman is in a ...

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Amnesty India launches website to track hate crimes

A global human rights body today launched an interactive website to track alleged hate crimes in India against “marginalised people” such as the Dalits, members of religious minority groups and transgenders. “‘Halt the Hate’ website documents alleged hate crimes against ...

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Odisha state startup policy to ensure 33% startups have women as founders and co-founders

There is also a provision for recognised startups to avail of subsidy benefits to the extent of 50 per cent on monthly rental of the incubation space (subject to maximum of Rs 5000) for a maximum period of one year. ...

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‘I was trapped in the wrong body’

Veso Golden Oke, a Nigerian born transgender woman talks about the challenges she had to face. In a society where transgenders are yet to be easily accepted, Veso’s struggle was no different. The 26-year-old model revealed she nearly committed suicide due to ...

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Discard Regressive Laws That Legitimise Violence Against Transgender People

Colonial legislations, such as the Telangana Eunuchs Act, 1919, continue to criminalise queer persons. On February 27, 2018, the Andhra Pradesh high court issued notice to the state of Telangana on a writ petition filed by three transgender activists challenging ...

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Gender neutral football match: Legislators beat bureaucrats

Thiruvananthapuram: The protocol suggests that a legislator is above a bureaucrat in position. The result of a football match between Legislators XI and Bureaucrats XI was no different. The Gender Neutral Football Match played between both elevens ended with legislators registering the win. The match was organized as ...

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Transgender people in Rajasthan to get skill training soon

Rajasthan: Skill training for transgender people in Rajasthan will start soon to provide them with alternative means of livelihood, officials familiar with the initiative said. On the initiative of the Rajasthan Transgender Welfare Board, the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation ...

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Bengal joins #ImDone campaign

KOLKATA: What started off as sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s online campaign running up to International Women’s Day, has now inspired women in Kolkata to draw up their own bucket list of things they are fed up with. Social activists to teachers to designers ...

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Youth starts 1st desi site for transgenders

Website offers legal, medical advice to trans community. Mumbai: While one hears a lot about including sexual minorities in the mainstream on TV shows and media reports, city-based transgender youth Sophie Dawud (24) and her friends have actually gone out and ...

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Transgender Teachers, Long Isolated, Are Finding Strength In Numbers

On Dec. 28, 2014, Leelah Alcorn died after walking into traffic on a highway near her hometown of Kings Mills, Ohio. The 17-year-old identified as transgender, and in a suicide note published online, which became national news, Alcorn wrote: “The only way ...

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Vietnamese crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant

PATTAYA, THAILAND – Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at one of the world’s top beauty pageants for transgender women. The red-dressed winner fended off 26 competitors, from countries spanning Mongolia to Mexico, ...

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Mumbai se Baroda

I love attending college events. And it is remarkable to see what students can do. The energy and the enthusiasm is very effervescent when it comes to college campuses. There are all kinds of students in every campus. Just because ...

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Kerala to introduce third gender option in PSC forms; 5 major policy decisions

Process initiated to facilitate sex-change surgery in state-run medical colleges As part of various steps to bring the transgender community into the mainstream of society, the Kerala government plans to introduce a third gender option in Public Service Commission job ...

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Kerala to give transgender option in job applications for Public Service Commission

A process has also been initiated to open exclusive transgender clinics in all district hospitals and facility for sex-change surgery in state-run medical colleges in Kerala. As part of various steps to bring the transgender community into the mainstream of ...

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Vietnamese contestant crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant

PATTAYA: Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday (Mar 9) at one of the world’s top beauty pageants for transgender women. The red-dressed winner fended off 26 competitors, from countries spanning Mongolia to Mexico, ...

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Govt allots Rs 20 crore for transgenders

VISAKHAPATNAM: As per the Census 2011 reports, the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh has 43,769 transgenders. VISAKHAPATNAM: In a first for the state, the government has allocated Rs 20 crore for the welfare of the transgender community under its newly ...

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Govt allots Rs 20cr for transgenders

VIJAYAWADA  : As per the Census 2011 reports, the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh has 43,769 transgenders. Visakhapatnam: In a first for the state, the government has allocated Rs 20 crore for the welfare of the transgender community under its newly ...

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A Federal Court Just Made a Big Decision About Transgender Rights

Wednesday’s ruling is a win for transgender employees. In a landmark decision on Wednesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgender workers under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Sharon McGowan, a lawyer for ...

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New Hampshire House approves prohibiting transgender discrimination

CONCORD, N.H.  — House lawmakers voted Wednesday to expand New Hampshire’s anti-discrimination law to include transgender people after supporters appealed to both their sense of fairness and fiscal responsibility. The bill would ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations ...

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Belagavi administration claims no third gender voter in the district

BELAGAVI: This announcement was made by the district administration while declaring the final list of registered voters for the assembly elections on Tuesday.The draft voters list declared by the administration last month had 261 transgender voters in the district. BELAGAVI: ...

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Pak Senate passes bill to safeguard transgenders’ rights

Islamabad, Mar 7:  A landmark bill was unanimously passed by Pakistan’s Senate today to safeguard the rights of transgenders including giving them the right to determine their gender in the conservative Muslim-majority country. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill ...

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Transgenders still feel secluded despite key decisions, legislation

Pakistan : Despite help from the Supreme Court decisions and important legislation by parliament, members of Pakistan’s transgender community believe the progress often feels distant on the ground. The marginalised sexual minority has a long history of being considered outcasts ...

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New Recommendation May Open Kerala’s Civil Service Doors for Transgenders

Love reading positive news? Help The Better India grow Kerala  : As different states across India bring forth several inclusive initiatives to make the transgender community a mainstream part of the society, a blaring gap continues to exist as far ...

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PFAW and AAMIA Stand Up for Transgender Students Betrayed by Trump and DeVos

Fourteen months into the Trump administration, Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education have amassed a dismal record when it comes to protecting all students, including transgender students who face discrimination that not only impedes their ability to learn and succeed but also has damaging ...

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Will America’s Public Grade Schools Become Transgender Mills?

Children in public schools should not become anyone’s transgender experiment. Last month I wrote about the sudden phenomenon of transgender children. Sadly, this dangerous new trend is breathing down the necks of public grade school students across the country. For example, ...

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Joyita Mondal: Transgender, Who Left Home, Begged, Slept At Platform But Now Holds The Most Respectable Job

This International Women’s day India’s first transgender judge Joyita Mondal shares her story in an engaging tete-a-tete with eNewsroom Kolkata: She has had to sleep on a bus stop or railway station. Hotels have refused accommodation. She has been bullied for ...

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Oscars 2018: Time is up, not just for harassment, but also for exclusion

The Oscars night is by no means an apolitical event. Unlike film award ceremonies in India, for Hollywood stars and film makers who gather for the ceremony are not averse to expressing their opinions on controversial subjects The Oscar awards ...

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Transgender community channels Rekha in four-city tour

Four cities, including Mumbai, will see former Mr Gay World India Sushant Divgikar perform to Rekha’s ‘Dil Cheez Kya Hain’ along with other transgender performers. The tour, called ‘A 1000 REKHAS’ aims to highlight the fact that everyone within the ...

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What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender People?

If the Bible is our guide, then God’s design for gender is a gigantic rainbow of variation, not a black-and-white conformity with sex. On February 18, the Kansas Republican Party passed an unusual anti-transgender resolution that is more theology than politics. Proposed by Eric ...

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Rape laws: Why is sexual violence against India’s transgender community not being taken seriously?

There is yet to be an effective legislation protecting the transgender community from sexual violence. On February 2, a Supreme Court bench headed by the Chief Justice of India heard a petition to make laws pertaining to rape, sexual harassment, ...

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Transgender to Write UPSC Exam in Bengal for the First Time

The Supreme Court, decided in 2014 to allow transgender people to apply for education and employment using the ‘other’ category. Unfortunately, the policy hasn’t been implemented in many locations in India. Such was the case for 28-year old Atri Kar, ...

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Salons for & by transgenders

Asansol: The Asansol Municipal Corporation will set up two salons run by, and catering to, transgenders exclusively. “We have decided to set up two salons in Asansol town and Neamatpur in Kulti exclusively for the third gender. Later, the number will ...

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Kerala: Transgenders stage protest against ill-treatment by police

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Mar. 1 : Amid growing atrocities in the state, transgenders from across the state staged a protest here against their mistreatment at the hands of the state police. Members from the community observed a day’s protest in front ...

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Reservation in age limit should also be extended to transgenders: Madras HC

Chennai, Feb 28 : The Madras High Court has recommended to the Tamil Nadu government that reservation in age limit permissible to destitute widows and ex-servicemen should also be extended to transgenders. The high court referred to a Supreme Court ...

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Plea To Declare Telangana Eunuchs Act Unconstitutional As It Violates The Fundamental Rights Of Transgenders: AP HC Issues Notice To State

Plea To Declare Telangana Eunuchs Act Unconstitutional As It Violates The Fundamental Rights Of Transgenders: AP HC Issues Notice To State The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the State of Telangana on a writ petition challenging ...

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Women-only ridesharing service Shebah expands operation across Australia

The female-only ridesharing service from Australia, Shebah, is expanding its operations across all of Australia on the eve of its first anniversary. Founded by George McEncroe, a comedian, mother, and former ABC breakfast host, last year on International Women’s Day, Shebah has been ...

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Transgenders seek house sites

Tiruchi : Around 200 transgenders met him at the weekly grievance day meet held at the Collectorate and complained that they were facing many hurdles in getting free house sites and green houses. All India Aravanigal Rights and Rehabilition Centre ...

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Poverty and HIV in India

In India, among the most disadvantaged groups are sex workers, especially female and transgender sex workers. The two groups have time and time again reported facing stigma and discrimination at home, at work, in seeking healthcare, and in public spaces. ...

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First Openly Transgender Recruit Joins US Military

The first openly transgender recruit has passed both the physical and medical exams and signed a contract to join the U.S. military, the Pentagon confirmed. “[The Pentagon] confirms that as of Feb. 23, 2018, there is one transgender individual under ...

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Street Art empowers Transgender People in India

The Aravani Art Project founded by Poornima Sukumar aims to highlight the discrimination of transgender people in India community through artistic murals and public street arts. ocial negligence, harassment and discrimination against transgender people have never been an unrecognised discussion ...

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40 Transgenders Apply For The Post of Constable in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Feb 26:  In what can be called as a watershed to mainstream the transgender people, Chhattisgarh police has decided to recruit and deploy them to combat Maoist extremists whenever needed. The decision has been taken following an advertisement by state government in which it ...

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Inter departmental workshop for transgenders held

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA), in collaboration with the Solidarity and Action against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHI) and the All Manipur Nubi Maanbi Association (AMANA) of Manipur organised a day-long Inter departmental workshop ...

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Not many roles for transgender women in Hollywood, says Laverne Cox

London, Feb 24 : Actor Laverne Cox believes she has often been overlooked for certain roles but says things have started to improve for the better. The “Orange Is The New Black” star said that being a black transgender woman ...

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Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals

Euless Trinity senior and transgender wrestler Mack Beggs, is on pace to defend his 2017 state title on Saturday. Texas —Euless Trinity senior and transgender wrestler Mack Beggs, is on pace to defend his 2017 state title on Saturday. Beggs ...

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Jacksonville Homicide Investigation Raises Questions, Concerns In LGBT Community

LGBT advocates are upset with the way the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is identifying a deceased shooting victim who they say was a transgender woman. The killer remains at large. On a Sunday afternoon in Riverside’s Memorial Park, Maria Garcia was ...

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Documentary to trace history of transsexual community

Chennai: Stereotyped and discriminated against, members of the transsexualcommunity are usually forced to live on the fringes and their rich cultural history, especially in Tamil Nadu, is forgotten. Through her work, writer, documentaryfilmmaker and activist Priya Babu has been consistently trying to ...

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India Gets Another Chance Protecting Transgender Rights

Revised Legislation Would Secure Legal Recognition The Indian government will introduce a revised Transgender Persons Bill in the session of parliament beginning March 5. The legislation promises to enshrine the hard-fought battle for legal recognition and access to social services for India’s transgender community ...

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Convergence of consciousness

Lansing poet Eric Crosley brings a collaborative experience to the Robin Theatre Eric Crosley, one of Michigan’s most well traveled poets, has an abstract, collaborative multimedia performance coming to the Robin Theatre Saturday. “I have friends that are writers, painters ...

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Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

More research is needed to determine the nutritional quality of the milk. The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adopted infant by taking hormones that induce lactation. But ...

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Trans woman ‘denied job at Air India’ for fourth time asks Indian President for ‘mercy killing’

The woman has appealed to the government to end her life after facing acute discrimination on several occasions A transgender woman who was denied the opportunity to work for Air India four times has asked the country’s president to allow ...

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Transgender denied job, asks for mercy killing

In another issue of gender-based discrimination, India’s state-owned air carrier Air India has declined a job to a transgender person. The airline said that it did not have the policy to hire transgender while citing the reason for job denial. ...

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Third eye café: The café with a transgender staff

Navi Mumbai: We as a society have tremendously progressed in a past few years. But there are still a few people who choose to carry prejudice towards certain communities. And shattering those prejudices is Navi Mumbai’s Third Eye Café, which hires ...

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Transgenders protest detention of two mates

Trichy: Cantonment police said that a case was not registered against the two transgenders till Tuesday evening. “The two were taken to the MGMGH for medical examination to ascertain whether they are transgenders. A case could be registered only after the ...

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‘First’ transgender of Panjab univ leads rally for justice for Ajay

DEHRADUN: A video that had gone viral a fortnight ago shows Rawat and her aides assaulting transgender Ajay Pal. Transgenders in this state are not being given equal rights and their voice is being suppressed by people like Rajni Rawat. The ...

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Department Of Education No Longer Investigating Transgender Bathroom Complaints

Yet another reversal of an Obama era policy is now in place and it probably sounds like a smart move to many conservatives, but may cause additional trouble down the line. The subject in question is the Department of Education ...

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Transgender from Tamil Nadu writes to President for ‘mercy killing’

The rainbow flag gets its share of the limelight a couple of times a year; stories of Manobi Bandhopadhyay, Madhu Bai Kinnar, Shabnam Mausi and Nitasha Biswas cause ripples in the transgender community; there are talks the world is changing ...

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Lesbians hug each other, gay men love beards: Malaysian paper publishes list to ‘identify’ members of LGBT community

A leading Malaysian newspaper has published list to ‘identify gay and lesbian people’, a move that has been criticised by activists. The article in Sinar Harian featured a list of bullet points of supposed characteristics that are used to ‘spot ...

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A toilet revolution

In 2015, Panjab University (PU) became one of the first universities in India to introduce the ‘third gender’ column in its admission form. A month back, PU fulfilled another initiative for transgender rights by installing the first separate toilet for ...

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