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Lgbt Rights
India  /  Published 12.07.19

Politicians speak up for LGBT rights

An online `petition` calling for the Narendra Modi government to vote in favour of the UN mandate on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) has gone viral on Twitter. In the vote, held on ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 21.05.19

A poll chat with transgender citizens

Nandini Mukherjee, CPM candidate from Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency, and former party MP Malini Bhattacharya met representatives of Calcutta’s transgender community on Thursday, May 9, at an...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.19

Transgender rights: in bits and pieces

Now that the general elections are over, it might be instructive to look back and reflect on some important questions. For instance, a small step in the right direction is always encouraging, but does...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

The right to express one's gender

Enlightened laws are not enough, enlightened courts are needed to implement them. The Madras High Court addressed, point by point, the refusal of the government authorities to register the marriage be...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.19

Adoptions reflect a waning gender bias, but should we celebrate?

A ray of light sometimes does penetrate the darkness. This was demonstrated by data from the Union ministry of women and child development which revealed that 60 per cent of the children adopted in In...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.18

Festival time for democracy

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By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Why the surrogacy bill is troubling

After overcoming many obstacles, the surrogacy (regulation) bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill, if passed by the Rajya Sabha, will ban commercial surrogacy and narrow the pool of surrogat...
By Kingson Chingakham in

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.19

Growing up as a transgender man in India

I was thinking about writing a piece or article about my experience for many days. But I had been unable to write it because for a person like me, it is not easy to write. I am writing this mostly for...
By Anonymous in

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Surrogacy bill shows poor grasp of realities

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