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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]