India News | Thursday November 19, 2015
Ms Singh, 30, a transgender, runs an NGO for her community. When the Madhya Pradesh government requested the NGO, Mitra Shringaar Samiti, last year to be a part of the Swacch Bharat Mission, she happily agreed. It is now the team's mission to campaign from door to door for better sanitation in the villages.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 15, 2015
Over a hundred cyclists, including transgenders and sex workers, pedalled off on Sunday from this eastern metropolis to the Bangladesh border in West Bengal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the remote areas.
Kerala News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday November 16, 2015
Kerala has unveiled a transgender policy, becoming the first state in India to do so. The policy aims to give 25,000 transgender people in the state a platform to eventually be able to demand a right to equality, dignity, development and expression, the government says.
Kerala News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday November 8, 2015
33-year-old Jenson in Kerala, a first time voter has been proudly flashing his 'inked finger'. He says he refused to vote all these years because being a transgender, he never felt like voting as a male or female. But the state included transgenders as a separate category in this year's civic elections.
Chennai News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday November 6, 2015
Chennai's K Prithika Yashini will soon become India's first transgender Sub Inspector of Police.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday November 3, 2015
Among this year's recipients of the Karnataka government's Rajyotsava Award is a young transgender, Akkai Padmashali.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday October 16, 2015
As Bengal decks up for its big festival starting Monday, one Durga Puja in a narrow north Kolkata lane has become the talk of the town, if not the world.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 12, 2015
In a first, a block exclusively to house transgenders is coming up in a high security prison in Thrissur in an effort to protect their privacy and human rights.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
Coming to the rescue of a US- based NRI transgender, Delhi High Court has provided her police protection after she alleged she was forcibly brought to India by her parents to be reformed and taught to be "a proper girl".
Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
"Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change. God bless you," said Jeffrey Tambor in his acceptance speech. He won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 3, 2015
As many as 1,803 family cards have been issued for transgenders and more than four lakh fake ration cards revoked in Tamil Nadu, Food Minister R Kamaraj told the State Assembly today.
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.