Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

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

World  /  Published 28.08.20

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

North East  /  Published 14.06.19

Family cut-off hinders transgenders’ NRC inclusion

Joanna (name changed) is a transgender from Guwahati. She recently attended an NRC hearing and submitted all documents though the papers corroborated her previous identity. She had no problem as her c...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Up close with transgender life

It was getting late in the evening and the audience was worrying about getting home. But no one was ready to leave Rabindra Okakura Bhavan just yet. They all wanted to watch Megh Sayantani dance. A fe...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.20

Segregation disguised as empowerment

Lofty claims of inclusion and the uplift of marginalized communities mean little when the latter are separated from the mainstream. And yet, this is what is set to happen when the nation’s first uni...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

Out in the open

Ever since the Supreme Court declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional insofar as consensual sex between adult persons of the same sex was concerned, it was as if a veil was lifte...
By Soumitra Das in


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