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LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

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LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

Five days ago, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand witnessed its first Pride Parade. Following the Pride Parade by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community on April 7, a steel city-based social outfit has formed a committee to spread awareness on LGBTQ rights. The emphasis, however appears more to be on transgender rights, but it […]

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

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Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Students from Catholic schools in the Philippines marched with LGBT groups this week to press for the passage of a bill designed to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality. They  attended nationwide rallies with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in major cities across the country on March 17 to show support for […]

Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

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Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

Guwahati: Assam in the process of framing a state policy for  transgendered people, as directed by the Supreme Court to all states in 2014. A committee constituted by the Assam social welfare department, suggested in a recent meeting that the Kerala policy may be adopted as a benchmark while framing a state policy for welfare […]

Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

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Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

Yangon, Jan 29 : India and Burma share the same article 377, the archaic British law that has little use and much misuse in the 21st century. Finally, it seems that Burma (Myanmar) is coming Out! Fluorescent wigs askew and leaving broken stiletto heels and a cloud of glitter in their wake, Myanmar drag queens […]

How films direct homophobia onto school kids

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How films direct homophobia onto school kids

The 2005 Malayalam film Chanthupottu showed the central character played by Dileep as a “cross dresser,” a man who developed feminine gestures because his grandmother raised him like a girl. And ultimately, he discovers his ‘masculine self.’ The film went on to win Dileep the Special Jury award at the Kerala State Film Awards that […]

Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in  5 YRS

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Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in 5 YRS

Gujarat assembly election 2017 is a special one for transgender voters. Many have/will be voting for the first time as the third gender and with a significant rise in their number on electoral count, the community is excited to cast their votes. What is expected is that the state government come up with positive policies […]

Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

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Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

Los Angeles: French model Ines Rau has become the first transgender model to become a Playboy playmate. Rau appears in a pictorial and centrefold in Playboy’s November/December issue, which pays tribute to its founder, Hugh Hefner, who died last month. The model previously posed in Playboy’s May 2014 “A-Z” issue, starring in a spread called “Evolution,” […]

Teenager, family assaulted by Homophobes

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Teenager, family assaulted by Homophobes

Now homophobia is becoming visible and violent in Delhi and its suburbs, if this incident can be  taken seriously. Some observers say that there is an undercurrent of hate being generated for LGBT groups because they are not naturally sympathetic to the patriarchal, right wing agendas of fundamentalist religious-political alliances. New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) […]

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

New Delhi:  Five acid attack victims and a (MTF) transgender today joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday.  A source  said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by the high court, which could be an example for other institutions in the country to follow. Confirming the decision, a senior member of the high […]

Discrimination against LGBT is ‘deeply offensive’ says Supreme Court

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Discrimination against LGBT is ‘deeply offensive’ says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The right to privacy cannot be denied to members of the LGBT community merely because they have unconventional sexual orientation and form a miniscule fraction of the over 1.32 billion Indian population, the Supreme Court observed today. The 9-judge bench, which held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right, made this […]

Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

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Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

It is not long before India will have its first TG doctor and dentist. The first glass ceiling has been broken. Transgender people have been successful in a medical entrance test. Out of the eight transgender candidates who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, five have cleared the exam, the result of which was […]

Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

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Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

Bihar grows more sensitive to the needs of Transgenders . At a recent meeting on disaster management, about a dozen transwomen were invited to air their views. Sharing their problems, the transgenders asserted  that the discrimina tion they face even more becomes pronounced in the event of natural disasters like floods, because just like the […]

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