World  /  Published 22.01.20

S. Korea to discharge transgender soldier

South Korea’s military decided Wednesday to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human rights groups.It was the fir...
By AP in Seoul

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

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

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.19

Collaboration is not the BJP's strength

The irony is telling. The need for contemplation seems to have acquired considerable urgency in this Age of Instantaneity. The controversy over the Centre’s haste in passing crucial bills has direct...
By The Editorial Board

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


India  /  Published 14.07.19

Criminalising beggary by transgender people removed from bill

A contentious provision that criminalised begging by transgender people has been removed from the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet last wee...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

World  /  Published 21.10.18

Gender definition tussle brews in America

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll ba...
By Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear/ New York Times News Service in Washington


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