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After 377, career options have opened up for transgender persons: Filmmaker Naveen Tokas

November 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Naveen Tokas' new documentary Singular: The Queen of Success is a first-of-its-kind film that traces the journey of trans model Archie Singh.

Mumbai: Transgender welfare board on paper, yet to meet, reveals RTI query

November 07, 2019 8:24 am

The board is mandated to register transgenders, frame welfare schemes, provide social security, protect human rights, spread awareness on existing government schemes and integrate them socially with members of other communities.

Mumbai: Proposal of counselling centre for transgender drug addicts remains stuck

October 30, 2019 10:54 am

Last week, in a counselling session at MDACS, over 100 transgenders came together to discuss addiction problems. They counted over 31 drugs in rampant use, including heroin and mephedrone. Some also spoke of addiction to scorpion bite.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea to extend Section 377 provisions to third gender

October 15, 2019 7:23 am

The Supreme Court had recognized transgender persons as the third gender in a landmark ruling, saying it was addressing a “human rights issue”.

Chennai's transgender priestess 'Ravi Amma' gets devotees flocking to the temple

September 14, 2019 4:07 pm

Ravi Amma has been the head priestess of a temple in Chennai's Old Washermenpet locality for the last 13 years.

How religions are engaging with the queer community a year after the Supreme Court verdict

September 08, 2019 7:36 am

A year since Supreme Court read down Section 377, some religious organisations have begun working towards addressing homosexuality

Meet Heidi Saadiya, Kerala's first transwoman TV journalist

September 03, 2019 8:57 pm

On August 31, she was hired as a trainee on the production desk of a leading Malayalam-language television news channel, making her the first trans-woman broadcast journalist in Kerala.

‘Nobody likes to beg on trains’: More colleges should introduce third gender category, say transgenders

August 08, 2019 3:38 pm

Following a 2014 Supreme Court judgment that identified transgenders as the third gender, SNDT Women’s University passed a resolution to introduce the ‘third gender’ category in forms to grant them admission in distance-learning courses.

Victoria’s Secret casts first openly transgender woman as a model

August 06, 2019 10:40 am

For a brand that has struggled with criticism that it is anachronistic and out of touch, Sampaio’s selection was seen by some as a step whose time was past due.

Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

July 29, 2019 12:14 pm

It was the second edition of the pageant, which was begun as part of an effort to make transgender women more visible and accepted in Mexican society.


Transgender models audition in New Delhi

February 09, 2016 10:30 am

A walk-in transgender model audition was conducted on Sunday (February 7) by Rudrani Chettri, who is setting up a transgender modelling agency in New Delhi.

Eunuchs' festival in Tamil Nadu

May 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Eunuchs from all over India gather in this village to re-enact a story adopted from Mahabharata, in which they symbolically marry Aravan, believed to be the patron god of transgender communities.