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.
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.
“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.
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.”
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.
Earlier, a similar beauty contest was held in Mumbai in 2010 by activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.
The students have been selected from different sections of the transgender community itself, which includes a disabled person and a migrant.
On May 13, the federal government told public schools they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
In a historic moment for the transgender community in Kerala, two persons of the ‘third gender’ voted in the assembly elections on Monday.
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.
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.
Non-binary is a term used by people who don’t identify exclusively as either male or female.
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.
A crowdfunding campaign has been started on the BitGiving online platform to finance the endeavour.
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 […]