“Pehchaan” Street Play at Patna Central Mall

“Pehchaan” Street Play at Patna Central Mall

October, Patna: The crowd of the Patna Central Mall were arrested by the sight of two boys acting as a transgender and clapping around. They stood fixed by the amazing play written and directed by Nihal kumar Dutta, a third year Mass Communication student. Pehchaan was organized by Xavier’s Theatre club of St. Xavier’s College […]

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Reshma Prasad, Bihar’s best known transgender activist, has mooted a proposal that TGs be deployed as security guards in Observation and Special homes run under the JJ Act. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on to ask officials to figure out if transgender persons (read transwomen) could serve as security guards at remand homes, short stay […]

Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

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

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?

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!

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,” […]

Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

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

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 […]

Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

The issues of transgender welfare was raised in the budget session of the Bihar legislature. Thanks to the initiatives of the Bihar government, some 18 transgender students are appearing for Matric and higher secondary level exams this year, and several efforts are being made for the mainstreaming of transgendered people in Bihar, RJD MLA Ejya […]

Pakistan Census to include Transgender people

Pakistan Census to include Transgender people

LAHORE: After Nepal and India,  Pakistan will count transgender people in its national census for the first time when it surveys its population in March this year following a top court ruling on Monday. The Lahore High Court issued the order to the government, National Database and Registration Authority, and the interior ministry with a […]

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

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, […]

Ze: a new word in Oxford University

Ze: a  new word in Oxford University

London: What did ze say? Oxford University wants students to use the gender neutral “ze” instead of “he” or “she” when addressing fellow students. One of the world’s leading educational institutions has outlined the new guidelines in a students’ union leaflet as part of a move to prevent transgender students being offended, The Sunday Times […]

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