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Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

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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

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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!

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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, […]

Ze: a  new word in Oxford University

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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 […]

In support of diversity

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In support of diversity

Sir, The rule of law is supreme and everyone is equal in the eyes of law in India. Yet, the transgender community is in a constant battle. Recognition of transgender as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human right. Transgendered  people not only have to fight oppression and also […]

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Third sex ignored in Gold directive?

Why does the government continue to ignore the existence of the ‘third sex’ which now has a legal identity? On Thursday, the central government, in the form of a clarification, reminded people of the ceiling on gold they can legitimately hold without attracting a seizure and stringent tax. But in this exercise, a section of […]

Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

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Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

A  special report  in ‘The Charlotte Observer’ investigated the extent of anti-LGBT discrimination in North Carolina  (USA) in the wake of the state’s discriminatory House Bill 2 (HB 2), finding that LGBT people have “for years been subjected to bullying, harassment, discrimination and sometimes violence” and that HB 2 “heightens fear in North Carolina.” The […]

Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

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Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

Long before the term LGBT came into vogue, Japan went its own way regarding gender definitions, before the Meiji restoration in the 19th Century opened Japan to Western ideas and concepts, including a more Victorian attitude towards sex roles. Victorian attitudes are  changing rapidly in Japan, led by big business seeking to tap into the […]

Tamil Nadu police force to undergo  ‘trans’-formation?

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Tamil Nadu police force to undergo ‘trans’-formation?

Mx K Prithika Yashini has made her spot in Indian history, as the country’s first trans-gendered police officer in 2015. She also cleared the way for others! Tamil Nadu should also stand proud as the first Indian state to appoint a transwoman as police officer after a court cleared hurdles that faced  Yashini. The Madras […]

Violence grows against Third Gender in Pakistan

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Violence grows against Third Gender in Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunwala (PAKISTAN): In June, three men broke into the home of a transgender woman named Kashi, in Mansehra and attempted to rape her. They ended up shooting her several times. Kashi is only one of many transgender women in Pakistan to have been attacked in recent months. In May, Alehsa, a transgender woman and […]

AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

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AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

Pakistani media  have reported that Pakistan has the second largest number of HIV patients in South Asia. Pakistan has around 94,000 HIV positive patients, the second largest number in South Asia. According to the report of HIV /AIDs Control Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, around 157 children across the province were infected with HIV while Peshawar tops […]

LGBT pride becomes protest in Israel’s second largest city

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LGBT pride becomes protest in Israel’s second largest city

Israel: More than 2,000 persons demonstrated on Thursday evening outside the Be’er Sheva  (Beersheba) City Hall building instead of marching in the city’s now-cancelled first ever Pride parade. Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the “Capital of the Negev”, it is the centre of the […]

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