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Meet Madhu Kinnar, the first transgender mayor from Chhattisgarh

Jan 05, 2015

Meet Madhu Kinnar, the first transgender mayor from Chhattisgarh

Madhu Kinnar, a eunuch, on Sunday scripted history by winning the Mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation. #Politics #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Chhattisgarh #Dalit #Eunuch #Mayor #Raigarh #mayoral elections #Madhu Kinnar
Aamir Khan issued legal notice for promoting homosexuality on TV show

Nov 01, 2014

Aamir Khan issued legal notice for promoting homosexuality on TV show

Admitting the petition by advocate Mandeep Kaur, the court of civil judge Jaswinder Singh had on Friday issued a notice to Aamir Khan to file his reply by 19 December. #Aamir Khan #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Gay #Homosexuality #LGBT rights #Section 377 #Lesbians #eunuchs #criminalising homosexuality #Satymev Jayate #Transsexuals
Rights for transgenders Are titles like 'Tgr', 'Ki' good enough?

Aug 06, 2014

Rights for transgenders Are titles like 'Tgr', 'Ki' good enough?

The MP government's initiative comes after the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgement of April 15, 2014 based on two petitions that sought to provide equal rights to the third sex. #LGBT #eunuchs #transgenders #Kinnar #Indian transgenders #Hijras #Alternative sexuality
Transgenders officially a 'third gender' in Bangladesh

Nov 14, 2013

Transgenders officially a 'third gender' in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government on Monday approved 'transgender' as an official third gender, which will lead to the recognition of the rights of around 10,000 individuals who had previously been marginalised. #Bangladesh #LGBT #discrimination #Eunuch #Transgender #hijra #alternate sexualities
In a first, Chhattisgarh 'others' category gets a chance to vote

Oct 23, 2013

In a first, Chhattisgarh 'others' category gets a chance to vote

As per data available, Chhattisgarh has over 5,000 eunuchs and transgenders. #Politics #ThisisNext #States #Eunuch #Transgender #Chhattisgarh Election 2013
Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

Oct 04, 2013

Centre to decide whether eunuchs come under ambit of rape law

After hearing a public interest litigation on the matter, the Centre has told the Bombay High Court that it will decide on whether the law should expand the definition of rape under Section 375 to be gender-neutral, so that eunuchs can be included in the cases it governs #Bombay High Court #Rape #minorities #Transgender #transsexual #eunuchs #Justice Verma Committee #sexual molestation #LGBT groups
Lucknow starts helpline for those harrassed by eunuchs

Nov 21, 2012

Lucknow starts helpline for those harrassed by eunuchs

The debate on eunuchs who make their living dancing and singing outside homes celebrating weddings or births has been a long-standing one. Now, some citizens here say they have been harassed enough and have launched a helpline to deal with the "eunuch menace". #NewsTracker #Veteran Sahayata Samiti #eunuchs
A eunuch's tale Election post nullified on gender basis

Jun 29, 2012

A eunuch's tale Election post nullified on gender basis

Kamla Bua, a eunuch, had won the Sagar mayoral polls in 2009 from the seat reserved for SC catergory women. But a district the court nullified the election of Kamla Bua on the ground that being a eunuch he had failed to prove that he is a woman and he also failed to prove that he belonged to the scheduled caste category. #ThatsJustWrong #Madhya Pradesh #Eunuch #Kamla Bua #Gwalior
Delhi's eunuchs jump into the local poll fray

Apr 09, 2012

Delhi's eunuchs jump into the local poll fray

Members of the four million-strong community countrywide feel the move will have a ripple effect, taking the community away from stigma and denial of basic rights. #Politics #Delhi #NewsTracker #Eunuch #Human sexuality #Municipal Corporation of Delhi