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Third Gender
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

North East  /  Published 22.03.19

Assam backs third gender

Registered voters of Assam have largely supported the rights of the transgenders and the laws that protect the community. As part of an interview on the issue on Friday, most of the people backed the ...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

India  /  Published 13.10.18

TheyToo: What about men and the third gender?

I have been sexually harassed and bullied by my boss. I was threatened I would lose my job if I didn’t comply — sounds like an excerpt from one of the hundreds of accounts of women that have been ...
By Sriparna Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

Ayyappa’s devotees are of diverse genders

Lord Ayyappa, the deity of the Sabarimala temple, “is very popular with the third sex”, asserts Viraj Shah in her book, Meaning and Myths of Icons. Ayyappa, who is believed to protect the cosmos f...
By Sankar Ray in


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