Russia’s ‘priest out of the closet’ faces tough times ahead

Russia’s ‘priest out of the closet’ faces tough times ahead

For a decade, Orthodox priest Artyom Vechelkovsky taught at a religious seminary in the city of Samara. He says that his colleagues knew that he was gay, but accepted him and valued his work. But in the current climate of rising antigay sentiment in Russia, church officials suddenly decided to dismiss him, according to a […]

Corrupt Nagpur Cops to young men: pay up or swallow IPC 377

Corrupt Nagpur Cops to young men: pay up or swallow IPC  377

NAGPUR: Some street cops here are having a gala time indulging in blatant illegal extortion of young men, while the top brass hide behind the smoke-screen of ‘complaints are not registered’. All the cops need to do is to find two men together in quiet places, pounce on them, accuse them of being ‘gay’ and […]

Law students explore MTH issues

Law students explore MTH  issues

A Solidarity Event called ‘Miniscule and Powerful! : Acceptance of LGBT community among the youth was held on Saturday evening in Patna. Patna Law College students discussed the rights of transgenders and MTH people at a special three hour seminar organized by Pehchan North Region Office. MTH means MSM, Transgender, Hijra. Some 80 students attended […]

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

‘“Miniscule” & Powerful!’- that was the theme of a national consultation for ‘drawing a collective roadmap for MSM and other gay men in India’ held at New Delhi this day last week. Representatives of the Gay and transgender communities from all over India reflected on the main issues that impacted their lives and rights. Ever […]

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has but one transgender, and rural Assam has 1,734 out of 2,198 TGs in the Northeast. India has 74,286 TGs, according to the 2011 Socio-economic and caste Census. Meghalaya has the highest percentage of women-headed households at 24.41 per cent, which is much higher than the regional and national average. Rural areas in the […]

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Imphal: DM College of Arts, one of Manipur’s premier colleges, has admitted their first transgender student. Mx Sandra Nandeibam , makes gender history by becoming the first Northeasern transgender to enrol in a Manipur College. In fact, Mx Nandeibam and DM College have made Northeastern gender history ! The college provided three columns to identify […]

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]