World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 29, 2016
Transgender identity should no longer be classified as a mental disorder in a World Health Organization list of diseases, according to a study presented in Mexico on Thursday.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday July 21, 2016
A Navy veteran from Colorado who does not identify as male or female is pushing the US government to allow for a third gender option or get rid of gender designators altogether on passports, highlighting the argument that forms on the state and federal level have been slow to include other identities even as gender becomes less defined.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 21, 2016
The Union cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 17, 2016
Britain's boarding school teachers have been ordered to address transgender children as 'zie' rather than 'he' or 'she' to avoid offending them.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 7, 2016
Imprisoned transgender soldier Chelsea Manning was briefly hospitalized this week, the US Army said on Wednesday amid media reports the famous intelligence leaker had attempted suicide.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 6, 2016
Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has decided to extend employment opportunities to transgender community in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 2, 2016
A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law intended to allow people who object on religious grounds to refuse wedding and other services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 1, 2016
They are ostracised, humiliated and sneered at, and yet India's transgender community continues to battle for their rights amid all opposition. Fida, a member of India's first transgender group - 6 Pack Band - says the community in the Mumbai region aspires for an "ashram" of its own, but they have yet not been able to get the land for it.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 30, 2016
Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November.
World News | Pamela Constable, The Washington Post | Thursday June 30, 2016
Muslim clerics in Pakistan are usually known for issuing stern, conservative pronouncements on gender-related issues, mostly limiting the rights of women. But in a surprising twist, a large group of clerics there has just issued a fatwa, or religious edict, affirming the rights of transgender people to marry.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday June 29, 2016
Only five countries in the world have given lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people equal constitutional rights, global research shows, with most countries failing to protect the community from widespread discrimination and abuses.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 28, 2016
A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 25, 2016
The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday.
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 22, 2016
"From an idea that started at a traffic signal to it now picking up what is considered the ultimate benchmark for judging creativity - we at Y-Films are honoured and humbled to bring home India's first Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion," Ashish Patil, Y-Films, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management, said in a statement.
World News | A. Odysseus Patrick, The Washington Post | Saturday June 18, 2016
A visit to the bathroom forces Rory Blundell into a daily dilemma: feel like a fraud or expose himself to intimidation or even physical danger.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 17, 2016
Millions of transgender people around the world face major challenges in getting adequate medical care despite multiple health issues, from depression to high rates of HIV, researchers say.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 15, 2016
A Pakistani province has allocated nearly $2 million for transgenders after a series of violent attacks, with officials saying the money will be used to provide training and support for the vulnerable community.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday June 14, 2016
"The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community... They are like my soulmates since I was really young," Adele said, before starting to cry in front of the crowd.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 14, 2016
A transgender was shot multiple times in Pakistan for allegedly resisting sexual advances by a group of armed men who barged in her house, The transgender was at her home when three armed persons barged in and started making sexual advances towards her which she resisted, police said.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 11, 2016
Biographer Ian Halperin said that one long-time friend of Caitlyn told him that while the latter was "thrilled" to champion transgender issues; the reality TV personality could de-transition "in the next couple years".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 6, 2016
New York kicked off a campaign Monday to promote transgender people's rights to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a heated topic in the United States.
India News | Reuters | Thursday June 2, 2016
Odisha is the first region in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits - such as a pension, housing and food grains - usually allocated for only the most impoverished, an official said Today.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday June 1, 2016
An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 26, 2016
Eleven US states sued President Barack Obama's administration Wednesday to try to overturn federal guidelines demanding that public schools allow transgender students to access the bathroom of their choice.
World News | Max Bearak, The Washington Post | Wednesday May 25, 2016
When a 23-year-old transgender activist was shot six times by a gang on Sunday night in northern Pakistan, other members of her community rushed her to a hospital. Violent attacks on transgender people aren't rare in Pakistan, or across South Asia and beyond for that matter, and the group young Alesha coordinated for, Trans Action, had long campaig...
Akhil Arora | Wednesday May 25, 2016
The video gaming giant is being sued for $3.1 million by a former employee.
Offbeat | Nivi Shrivastava | Monday May 23, 2016
Kerala-based designer Sharmila Nair, who runs a sari label called Red Lotus, recently released a series of photos from her latest campaign featuring two transgender models. The photos were posted on the official page of the label and went viral in a short period of time.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 22, 2016
Two key proposed social sector reforms which seek to protect the rights of transgenders and address the problem of drug abuse are unlikely to be introduced anytime soon, with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) putting them on hold for the time being.
India News | Written by Sunil Prabhu | Thursday May 19, 2016
Transgender persons will soon access government benefits, for which they will be included in the category of OBC or Other Backward Castes.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 16, 2016
In a historic moment for the transgender community in Kerala, two persons of the 'third gender' today voted in the assembly elections.