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Trans-inclusivity in schools: Experts urge for 'ripple effect' across India

Trans-inclusivity in schools: After 27 Delhi schools were declared trans-friendly, experts and representatives of LGBT+ community said the move should be replicated across the country, even in smaller cities and towns.

My right is as equal to any man or woman: Transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi on choosing to remain unfazed in the face of adversity.


Include column for transgenders in name change form: Bombay HC

A division bench of Justices A S Oka and M S Sanklecha was hearing a petition filed by a 29-year-old transgender seeking directions to the Maharashtra government to allow her name change application.

‘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.

Alta Lage Paun: Octogenarian’s fight for women’s liberation continues with latest novel

Mathur's previous works, like Aadi Kriti, Cigarette ke Tote, and several other short stories, talk about the oppression of women, prostitutes and transgenders, and their sidelining from society due to stereotypes.

LGBTI community to hold cycle rally from Pune to Mumbai

The bicycle rally will have rainbow flags with the message Acche Swastha ke liye 377 jana hi chahiye (For good health — 377 has to go) tied to them.


TV ad aims to pressure Trump on transgender military service

Trump will be able to see the 30-second commercial on Friday, when it starts airing on Fox, CNN and MSNBC. It uses quotes from Trump, a former senior military leader and several Congress members who were in the armed forces to argue that all qualified Americans should be able to serve.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that could make it difficult for them to join the armed services.

Indian Navy sailor sacked after sex change: Here is how other countries tackle gender reassignment

While the fundamental rights guarantee equality for all despite sex, the forces are empowered to recruit on the basis of gender and change to gender changes the conditions of recruitment. However, there are countries that allow personnel to go through gender reassignment and continue service.

Chandigarh gets its first Transgender Welfare Board with 14 members

“The welfare board will safeguard the rights of the third gender and will ensure that they don’t face any kind of discrimination,” said Nishu Singal, director, Social Welfare Department.