Jharkhand  /  Published 21.02.22

Trans trainees in Tata fold

Tata Steel further expanded its transgender employee base by inducting 12 crane operator trainees from the LGBTQ+ community at its Kalinganagar plant in Odisha.  In December last year, in a land...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.21

Jab camp for LGBTQ persons

One-hundred-and-seventy-seven members of the LGBTQ community were vaccinated at a special camp on Wednesday, organised by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation and the state women and child development a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 09.06.21

Bangla trans staff to get tax benefit

By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

World  /  Published 02.06.21

Banned: Trans girls from school sports in Florida

Florida on Tuesday became the latest and by far the largest US state to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports, part of a campaign in statehouses nationwide this year assa...
By Reuters in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.21

Priority groups welcome jab decision

Sex workers and transgenders have lauded the state health department’s decision to include them among groups that will get priority in receiving Covid vaccines and also urged the government to e...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Bengal govt at homes of transgenders

The recent visit of Gulshan Biwi, a 65-year-old transgender, to the state government’s Duare Sarkar (government-on-doorstep) camp at Birbhum’s Rampurhat laid bare a harsh reality — t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

World  /  Published 23.11.20

IBM gender apology, 52 years on

In August 1968, Lynn Conway, a promising computer engineer at IBM in Sunnyvale, California, was called into the office of Gene Myron Amdahl, then the company’s director of advanced computing sys...
By Maria Cramer in New York

India  /  Published 04.07.20

Odisha aid for transgenders

The Odisha government on Friday decided to include transgender community under the ambit of its social welfare scheme — Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) — and give them a monthly subsisten...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Paramilitary: plan for transgender

The Centre is considering recruiting transgender persons in the central paramilitary forces and has sought suggestions from the forces’ top brass. The Union home ministry, in a letter dated Jul...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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