transgender News

Community transgenders: ‘We now have voter card and can vote, but it’s not a ticket to respect’

Gujarat has almost 1,100 registered transgender voters, with Ahmedabad topping the list with 139. In the 2017 Assembly polls, there were 637 transgender voters in the state, with highest in Vadodara at 77.

Assam film on transgenders draws ire from the state's transgender community

The 90-minute film called Outcast tells the story of Assam’s transgender community through the voice of a 16-year-old, who leaves his village to join a gharana.


Punjab: 507 transgenders eligible to vote

In the year 2015, the number of transgender voters was 240. The state has also seen a considerable rise in the number of young, first-time voters with a total of 2,55,887 youths in 18-19 age group registering themselves as voters.

Seventeen-member panel: Five years after SC ruling, Gujarat forms transgender board

Five years ago, the Supreme Court while ruling on a petition by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and others had directed all states to form a ‘Transgender Welfare Board’.

Pakistan: Transgender gunned down by armed men, another injured

The incident occurred in Jattak Ismail Khel area of restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa late Tuesday night when three transgenders from Peshawar were returning after attending a wedding ceremony.

Delhi: Transgender student alleges police did not accept her complaint, moves HC over sexual harassment

Delhi government Standing Counsel (Criminal) Rahul Mehra submitted that he would take up the issue and file a fresh status report on the matter.


Chandigarh: Transgenders create ruckus at night, attack sub-inspector, woman cop

Chandigarh: On Sunday, a group of transgenders approached ISBT-43 and claimed that six transgenders, who created the ruckus on Saturday night, were not the genuine transgenders.

Transgender author Vivek Shraya: Allow kids to be gender creative

"I think children’s books are definitely an entry point into having a conversation with children about gender and difference more broadly."

'SC verdict on gay sex is like getting marriage offer after retirement': India's first transgender college principal

The apex court earlier on Thursday ruled that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalised gay sex between consenting adults is "manifestly arbitrary".

I wish to adopt a child: Bengal's transgender judge

Mondal also said the next step should be reservation in employment for the transgender community and contesting assembly and general elections.

transgender Photos

Transgender models audition in New Delhi

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

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.


transgender Videos

Meet Navya Singh | An Aspiring Trans-Woman Model | Indian Transgender | Lakme Fashion Week

Meet Navya Singh | An Aspiring Trans-Woman Model | Indian Transgender | Lakme Fashion Week: Navya Singh was born as Parvinder Singh Sodhi in Punjab. But once she embraced her identity as a woman in her teenage years, Singh chose to chase her dreams. The only trans-woman to take a course on beauty pageants, she […]

A Beauty Pageant For The Misidentified Gender

Two young women from Mumbai await their next big test, the finals of India’s first beauty pageant for trans-women, to be held in New Delhi this August. Born as male children to families in small-town India, the soul-sisters have had gender reassignment surgery and have found careers to pursue in Mumbai. And their hope now […]