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Kochi to get India’s first transgender school, to be inaugurated on Dec 30

The students have been selected from different sections of the transgender community itself, which includes a disabled person and a migrant.

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Public schools: Barack Obama defends transgender bathroom plan

On May 13, the federal government told public schools they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

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Kerala elections: Transgenders vote for the first time

In a historic moment for the transgender community in Kerala, two persons of the ‘third gender’ voted in the assembly elections on Monday.

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Riya Sarkar — the first transgender person in India to preside over a polling booth

But Sarkar, who on Saturday will become the first transgender person in India to preside over a polling booth will have the additional responsibility of creating history.

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Melting Pot: Transgender community redefines its role in city of dreams Mumbai

At the recently held Trans Empowerment Mela organised by Anam Prem, The Indian Express got itself acquainted with some such individuals, who have taken up entrepreneurial roles despite societal restrictions.

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In emotional address to Obama, student comes out as ‘non-binary’

Non-binary is a term used by people who don’t identify exclusively as either male or female.

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Draft bill: Two years in jail for abusing transgenders

Sources said the SJE Ministry has asked for comments from different ministries in two weeks after which it’ll take the Bill to the Union Cabinet for its nod.

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India to get its first modelling agency for transgenders

A crowdfunding campaign has been started on the BitGiving online platform to finance the endeavour.

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Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it’s received widespread attention in a continent that […]

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Activists hail Delhi HC order on transgender

Activists also said the UP police had threatened and harassed them while searching for Shivy, as his parents had filed a false kidnapping complaint.

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Delhi High Court steps in to protect 19-year-old transgender from California

Woman is forcibly enrolled in Agra college by her parents, gets police cover.

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59-year-old transgender politician shot dead at her Ghaziabad house

Rani had fought the local body elections, the Assembly polls in 2009, as well as the general elections in 2014.

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Delhi University lacks guidelines, facilities to integrate transgender students

No ‘third gender’ in exam forms till SC clarification, UPSC tells HC

Arun Jaitley said there is a fundamental distinction between religious practices, rituals and civil rights.

Transgender eligibility criteria in UPSC exam only after Supreme Court clarifies: Centre to Delhi HC

The submissions were made by UPSC and DoPT in their affidavits filed before the bench which said it would hear the matter after the apex court takes up the Centre’s application for clarification.

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From Somnath to Manabi

Born Somnath, the youngest son in a middle-class family in Naihati (North 24 Parganas district), Manabi Bandopadhyay underwent a sex-change operation in 2003.