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  • 3 MPs extend support to transgender denied job as cabin crew in Air India

    3 MPs extend support to transgender denied job as cabin crew in Air India

    The National Federation of Indian Women convened a meeting on Wednesday to express their solidarity with the transgender candidate

    July 26, 2018
  • Nepal’s Anjali Lama talks about love and romance in her life

    Nepal’s Anjali Lama talks about love and romance in her life

    Anjali is the first ever transgender model to walk the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week.

    July 17, 2018
  • A basic human rights issue

    A basic human rights issue

    Although discrimination against transgenders is prevalent in India, the scene is slowly evolving as government is recognising them and providing them with identification documents.

    June 17, 2018
  • Daniela Vega, ‘A Fantastic Woman’: Meet the first transgender Oscar presenter

    Daniela Vega, ‘A Fantastic Woman’: Meet the first transgender Oscar presenter

    The 90th annual academy awards 2018 made a history on Sunday night when, 28-year-old actress Daniela Vega is from San Miguel, Chile who became the first transgender presenter at Oscars. Daniela played Marina Vidal in the film “A Fantastic Woman” which won the best foreign language film award. The film is about a transgender singer faces scorn...

    March 5, 2018
  • PU’s transgender student invited for dinner with Justin Trudeau

    PU’s transgender student invited for dinner with Justin Trudeau

    A transgender student of Panjab University (PU), Dhananjay Chauhan, has been invited for dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s who is on visit to India. A student of Department of Human Rights and Duties, PU, Dhananjay (46) has been invited by the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel, to the dinner-reception on...

    February 20, 2018
  • Laverne Cox thanks transgender models for changing beauty standards

    Laverne Cox thanks transgender models for changing beauty standards

    Actress Laverne Cox has thanked the transgender models who are “changing beauty standards”. Cox, 45, became Cosmopolitan magazine’s first transgender cover star, and has thanked other members of the transgender community for helping to change the landscape for people like herself. In a lengthy Instagram post, she wrote: “It’s not my first Cosmo Quiz but...

    January 27, 2018
  • India’s only on-record gay prince opens his palace doors for LGBT people

    India’s only on-record gay prince opens his palace doors for LGBT people

    The people of the LGBT group have been living inside a shell since ages in India. While the country is battling with issues like crime against women, corruption, unemployment, it seems like fight for justice for the LGBT people has taken a back seat. Earlier this week, the LGBT group was gifted a ray of...

    January 11, 2018
  • US military to accept transgender recruits from Jan 1

    US military to accept transgender recruits from Jan 1

    The Pentagon has said it will begin accepting transgender military recruits on Monday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal a court order blocking his ban. The Department of Justice announced on Friday it would delay challenging the stay on President Trump’s transgender ban before the Supreme Court, the Hill magazine reported. “The...

    December 30, 2017
  • Justin Trudeau delivers formal apology to LGBTQ Canadians

    Justin Trudeau delivers formal apology to LGBTQ Canadians

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has delivered a formal and historic apology in the House of Commons to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit Canadians (LGBTQ2) oppressed and discriminated by past federal legislation, policies and practices. Speaking to a packed and emotional chamber, Trudeau said on Tuesday “it is our collective shame that Canadians...

    November 29, 2017
  • Gay rights under the spotlight at LBGTI meet in Rome

    Gay rights under the spotlight at LBGTI meet in Rome

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex employees of Italy’s foreign ministry will on November 22 hold a conference in Rome to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of same-sex civil unions here, the ministry’s LBGTI association Globe-MAE announced. Globe-MAE’s President Fabrizio Petri will open the event taking place at the International Women’s House in Rome’s Trastevere...

    November 18, 2017
  • SC issues notice to AI, govt on transgender’s job plea

    SC issues notice to AI, govt on transgender’s job plea

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Civil Aviation Ministry on a petition by a transgender person challenging a medical board’s rejection of her job application as part of the cabin crew in Air India. Issuing a notice to the Aviation Ministry as well as Air India, for denying a transgender candidate...

    November 7, 2017
  • Consider accommodating sacked transgender: Delhi HC to Navy

    Consider accommodating sacked transgender: Delhi HC to Navy

     The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Navy to consider giving a clerical post to a sailor who was sacked for undergoing a sex change surgery. Calling for a “change in mindset”, a division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice V. Kameswar Rao said this was probably the only case of its kind...

    October 30, 2017
  • Value-added justice

    Value-added justice

    In a path-breaking initiative, the Delhi High Court has injected a fresh dimension to “justice” by providing employment to five victims of acid attacks and a transgender. Though they had earlier secured legal redress society continued to shun them, and earning a living was difficult. When their plight was conveyed to Acting Chief Justice Gita...

    September 30, 2017
  • Trump signs memo that bans transgender recruits

    Trump signs memo that bans transgender recruits

    US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo that effectively bans transgender individuals from joining the military. The memo bars transgender people from joining military service, but instructs Secretary of Defence James Mattis to explore ways to handle transgender service member already serving up to the Pentagon, Xinhua reported. It also orders a stop...

    August 26, 2017
  • Transgender TV characters could shape audience attitudes

    Transgender TV characters could shape audience attitudes

    While transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, news coverage, even when pervasive, does not have the same effect, suggests new research. “While media visibility of transgender people reached new levels in recent years, little has been known about the effects of that visibility,”...

    August 13, 2017
  • How IGNOU waived fee for transgenders

    How IGNOU waived fee for transgenders

    A question by a transgender from Cochin during a video-conference prompted the IGNOU to exempt fee for the students from the community, its vice chancellor has said. During the video-conference meeting last month, one of the participants asked as to what has the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) done for the community. In his...

    July 23, 2017
  • Society’s damned people

    Society’s damned people

    Khawajasira, the Urdu language equivalent for ‘transgender’ in Pakistan, was the title of the chief eunuch in the Mughal court. Eunuchs were royal slaves who not only served as custodians of the harem but also enjoyed unrestricted access to the king’s private chambers, wielded enormous power in the palace court, and possessed the elevated status...

    July 20, 2017

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