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‘How I wish to live is my choice, certificate cannot decide that’: transgenders against screening committees

Vicky Shinde, a transgender activist and founder of Shivshakti Foundation, said people tend to think of transgenders as sex workers, bar dancers or beggars.

‘Transgender Bill killing our urge to live,’ say activists, calls it violation of NALSA judgment

The Transgender Persons Bill passed recently in the Lok Sabha has sparked outrage among the transgender community. The protest organised by the South Indian Transgender Federation saw hundreds of people from the transgender community across the country speaking one language. “My body, my right”.


Bill of wrongs

The hastily passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill does not ensure privacy, dignity and livelihood to the embattled group.

Transgender Persons Bill: In Rajya Sabha, Opposition likely to demand scrutiny by Select Committee

In the Lok Sabha, the Bill was passed with 27 amendments introduced by the government. All the amendments moved by Opposition members were rejected.

Review and revise

Transgender bill passed by Lok Sabha falls short, needs more debate and deliberation.

Shashi Tharoor explains why Transgender Persons Bill is 'flawed'

Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Many offences under the IPC such as rape, stalking, sexual harassment etc are applicable only if the victim is female. Therefore, I moved an amendment to include transgender persons under the ambit of the IPC."


Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons Bill with 27 changes

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, was passed with 27 amendments introduced by the government. The amendments suggested by Opposition members were rejected.

Changes made, transgender Bill set for reintroduction

The issues that have been kept off the Bill’s purview are reservations in education and jobs for transgender persons, and recognising their right to partnership and marriage.

No quota provision under OBC in transgenders Bill

Last year, a Parliamentary committee too had criticised the Bill for not dealing with the issue of reservation for transgender persons under the OBC quota.

Bill on transgender rights sent to Cabinet

An official said according to the new definition proposed in the Bill, "a transgender means a person whose gender does not match with the gender assigned to that person at birth and includes trans-man or trans-women."