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

World  /  Published 24.11.18

Trump seeks quick ruling on transgender troops

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent month...
By AP in Washington

North East  /  Published 26.12.19

Cementing bond with kids of Guwahati

Christmas is a festival of peace, kindness and joy that encompasses different communities and different sections of society, but some are deprived and a cement company here decided to address this dis...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

World  /  Published 22.01.19

US SC backs Trump military transgender ban

The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday.The high court split 5-...
By AP in Washington, D.C.

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.19

'The one thing that I will not be called is a man'

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 23.09.19

Heartening to see queer pride events in small towns

Sir — Recently, a ‘Rainbow March’ was held in Siliguri to much fanfare. Yet, in July a transgender woman was beaten to death in Jalpaiguri on suspicion of being a child lifter. Incidents of viol...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 24.03.20

Coronavirus lockdown: Transgender help with food kits

The Kerala government has extended its hand of help to transgender people in the state by offering them free rations to tide over the lockdown.Health minister K.K. Shailaja on Tuesday said kits contai...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Surrogacy bill shows poor grasp of realities

By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 19.12.18

Cop boots force Sabarimala cleansing

Priests at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala conducted a “cleansing ritual” after learning that policemen who accompanied four transgender persons on Tuesday had worn boots and carried riot gear at ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 23.11.18

Six petitions, one aim: The fight-back on Section 377

In 2014, Guruswamy was flying with chef Ritu Dalmia who she was friends with. On the plane, the chat moved to the 2013 verdict.The Supreme Court judge's disbelief that homosexuals existed in the count...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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