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Transgender troops can re-enlist in military – for now

In a memo to top military leaders, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a high-level panel will determine how to implement Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the military.

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Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Jim Mattis

A White House official who briefed reporters about the memo on Friday declined to specify whether transgender men and women who are currently active in the military could continue to serve based on such criteria.

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Need quota for economically-backward sections: Ramdas Athawale

“Without touching the reservation for SC, ST, OBC, a law to give reservation of 25 per cent in the remaining 50 per cent, to the boys and girls of castes who are not SCs, STs, and OBCs, through a ‘creamy layer’ method, whose annual income is below Rs 6 lakh, should be made,” the minister added.

Man ‘castrated,’ cops book transgender

The man was bleeding and was admitted to PGIMER, Chandigarh. In his statement, he alleged that Mahant cut off his private parts and “forced him to join transgender community.”

Pakistan issues its first transgender passport, includes ‘X’ as gender category

In 2009, the court ruled that hijras could get national identity cards as a “third sex.” Since then it has also declared equal rights for transgender people, including the right to inherit property and assets, the right to vote and to be counted as a separate category in the country’s national census.

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Dhwayah Queen 2017: Kerala to host its first transgender beauty contest in June

Earlier, a similar beauty contest was held in Mumbai in 2010 by activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.

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.

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.

India to get its first modelling agency for transgenders

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

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 […]