transgender News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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’.

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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 […]