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Transgender
India  /  Published 07.01.21

Sadhus divided over transgender sect

Serious differences have cropped up within the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the highest body of sadhus in the country, over recognising the Kinnar Akhara, a group of transgender sadhus, as an inde...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

Plight of transgender inmates

Some of the key findings of the report, based on RTI answers from 28 states and six Union Territories ⚫Between May 2018 and April 2019, a total of 214 transgender persons were incarcerated in jails...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.11.20

Good riddance: Donald Trump defeated

With Donald Trump defeated in the 2020 presidential elections, joyous parades spread on to the streets across the United States of America. Happiness and the sense of a burden being lifted were felt s...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.11.20

Abandoned, now messiah of poor

The children stay in a particular part of the locality inhabited by the transgender. “The children are looked after by other transgenders staying in my neighbourhood when I along with other mem...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

Traffic cop held on molest complaint by transpeople

The additional officer-in-charge of a city police traffic guard has been arrested on charges of assault and outraging the modesty of transpeople on Central Avenue on Monday night. The officer has bee...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bowbazar

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World  /  Published 29.08.20

Rowling returns US award after criticism

J.K. Rowling has returned the Ripple of Hope Award from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights after the group criticised the author for her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling was bestowed with t...
By PTI in London

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Bill against discrimination is discriminatory

It is strange how a bill intended to establish the rights of a group of people manages, even after 27 amendments, to undermine those rights by ambivalent phrasing and dubious paternalism. The passing ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 18.12.18

Young and in sari, transgender women pray at Sabarimala

Four young transgender people, who had earlier been turned back on their way to the Sabarimala temple for refusing to change into male attire, prayed at the Kerala shrine on Tuesday morning — dresse...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

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 15.07.19

The perfect pronoun: singular ‘they’

I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks ni...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in


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