Transgender Rights
World  /  Published 28.12.19

News that made us hopeful

A Mighty Chief...
By in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.19

Transgender Bill: The worries

One of the founding principles upon which the ideal of Indian democracy rests is the fundamental right of all citizens to be free of discrimination in every sphere of public life. And yet, the transge...
By The Editorial Board 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 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

India  /  Published 26.07.19

Panel cites transgender law gaps

 The Delhi Commission for Women has suggested several amendments to the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, and cautioned the government against passing it without removing the...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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

People  /  Published 19.05.19

The transgender identity remains lost in translation

Although Sintu Bagui is one of the first transgenders to become a Lok Adalat judge in Bengal’s Serampore district, his voter ID says “male”. Sintu insists he will update his gender status post t...
By Manasi Shah in


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