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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 […]

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 […]

Will Gulshan be Ayodhya’s first TG Mayor?

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Will Gulshan be Ayodhya’s first TG Mayor?

47 year old Bindu is the Samajwadi Party candidate for the post of Mayor of Ayodhya. Bindu, whose legal name is Gulshan, is a trans-woman hailing from Bihar. She says   “Kinnars  today they are capable of making real change in society”. The 47-year-old, belonging to the Kinnar community (transgender), has been fielded by the Samajwadi […]

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,” […]

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 […]

India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

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India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

LONDON — This March 2017, BFI Flare, London, one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals will have a special focus on South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival KASHISH. Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan will be at BFI Flare to talk about contemporary Indian LGBTQ films. “It is an absolute honour that BFI Flare, one of […]

‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

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‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

Sport is not doing enough to tackle homophobic abuse and authorities should issue lengthy bans to offenders, according to a report. The report, published by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in the UK wants sports authorities to adopt a zero-tolerance approach at all levels. In highlighting football (soccer), it said attitudes in sport […]

Bollywood should shed Gay sterotyping: Chang

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Bollywood should shed Gay sterotyping: Chang

Mumbai, Jan 7 : Actor-singer Meiyang Chang, who will be playing a gay character in a web series, feels Bollywood needs to handle such portrayals with more sensitivity. In the web series “Untag”, Chang plays the role of Nischay Barbara and he has made sure he doesn’t play the role in a stereotypical way. “My […]

Pseudo Science and Lies to spread LGBTQ hate: Be Aware!

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Pseudo Science and Lies to spread LGBTQ hate: Be Aware!

‘Pseudoscience’ and lies have long been the favourite tactics of anti-LGBTQ extremists, but now that the incoming U.S. president is highly influenced by hate groups, fake news purveyors, and far-right publications that peddle such misinformation, these smoke and mirror tactics are well-positioned to harm LGBTQ equality. Right-Wing Sites Regularly Peddle Anti-LGBTQ Junk Science For decades, […]

By George! He became an LGBT icon

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By George! He became an LGBT icon

George Michael, who has died at the age of 53, was one of the UK’s greatest and most soulful singers and songwriters of the last 35 years. Here are six key songs that shed light on his life and career. Yes, he eventually became another Gay Icon and an LGBT hero! Careless Whisper (1984) This was […]

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