Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Friday August 14, 2015
As India marks its 69th Independence Day, the Internet finds itself flooded with celebratory videos. Several are versions of the National Anthem but none are as powerful a reminder of what it means to be independent in India than this one.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 20, 2015
Batting for equal rights to the transgenders, Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva, who introduced the private memer's bill in support of the community, today said the centuries old stigma attached with them must stop now.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Transgenders can now mention themselves as "third gender" while seeking information on governance related matters through online RTI application through the website.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday July 12, 2015
The West Bengal government is planning to launch a helpline and start sex reassignment surgery (SRS) facilities in state-run hospitals for transgenders, a member of the state's Transgender Development Board said on Saturday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 17, 2015
UPSC today told the Delhi High Court that it cannot include transgenders as a third gender for applying for civil services exam as the category was not yet clearly defined by the Supreme Court.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 15, 2015
Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) why transgenders have not been included as a third gender option in application forms for Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) examination.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 2, 2015
When transgender woman Maya K C sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal's capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday May 27, 2015
There are firsts and there are firsts. But this one is really special. India now has its first third gender principal, at a government college in Bengal. Till 2003, Dr Manabi Bandopadhyay was Somnath. But all that is behind her. She hopes she has done the transgender community proud.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 24, 2015
In a rare legislative action, a private member's Bill seeking to protect the rights of transgenders was passed unanimously by voice vote in Rajya Sabha today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 19, 2015
In yet another significant decision for transgenders, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that they are entitled to the status of head of a household which will allow them to avail food security benefit through ration card.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 19, 2015
After introducing the transgender option in the gender column of its admission forms, the Delhi University is now working to draw up the modalities for them to enroll at the varsity.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 15, 2015
Adopting an inclusive approach in education, the Jadavpur University in Kolkata has included a separate column for the third gender in its admission forms for this year, an official said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 9, 2015
US President Barack Obama is calling for an end to so-called conversion therapies that seek to change sexual or gender orientation of young homosexuals or transgenders.
Opinion | Shashi Tharoor | Tuesday April 7, 2015
Recent SUpreme Court judgements on reservations may have opened Pandora's Box, says Shashi Tharoor.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday January 19, 2015
Popular transgender TV personality Rose Venkatesan said that the portrayal of transgenders in I belittles their community
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 15, 2015
Thailand's constitution will include the term "third gender" for the first time, a member of a panel drafting a new charter said today, in a move to empower transgender and gay communities and ensure them fairer legal treatment.
Sunday January 11, 2015
The government of Russia is apparently made up its mind about a rather unusual way of ensuring road safety. According to a new legal amendment, people affected by any 'sexual disorders' will not be allowed to drive cars.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday January 10, 2015
New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 5, 2015
A transgender today scripted history by winning the mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation, defeating his nearest rival from the BJP.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 18, 2014
The Rajasthan government has given official recognition to transgenders in the allotment process of various housing schemes in the state.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 29, 2014
Aryana had just returned to her home one night in June when Malaysian Islamic-purity enforcers burst in, ransacking her apartment and arresting her for cross-dressing.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday September 11, 2014
Gay, lesbian and bisexual people cannot be categorized as transgender, the Centre has argued in the Supreme Court while seeking clarification on its ruling earlier this year that transgenders should get benefits from the government in jobs and education.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 13, 2014
Kerala Government has decided to conduct a socio-economic and situational survey of transgenders in the state through an NGO with a view of formulating welfare measures for them.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 4, 2014
With an aim to give an honourable identity to transgenders, the Madhya Pradesh Government has suggested that the third gender members be addressed by adding "Tgr" before their names on the lines of "Mr, Mrs and Ms in English and "Ki" in Hindi.