The transgender community is socially excluded by the Pakistani society where they experience high levels of physical abuse and face discriminatory behaviour in daily life, according to a recent study
Unfounded claims that the gunman was an immigrant living in the US illegally, or transgender, quickly emerged on Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms
On International Transgender Day of Visibility, read British Muslim trans activist Sabah Choudrey's book
Sabah Choudrey's book also considers how visibility does not always serve trans people; it can be at odds with their safety.
The Centre recently launched the scheme 'SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise' aimed to provide welfare and rehabilitation to the transgender community
Thomas has dominated US collegiate women's swimming recently as a student athlete at Penn, where just a few years ago, she competed as a man.
2021: Elderly battled high susceptibility to COVID; transgender, disabled suffer social repercussions
The situation of the old and the disabled improved in the beginning of 2021 but with the brutal second wave, they again lost all their means of livelihood.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui isn't limited to trans representation, but also says a lot about the support their partners need
As a queer person living in India, I was surprised, and even proud, to see Bollywood doing much better than it has before in terms of transgender representation.
An internal message among trans employees this week accuses Netflix of "repeatedly releasing content that harms the trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts trans content."
Following social media influencer Oli London's claim of being 'transracial', a look at why the term is racist and transphobic
Race and gender have very different histories, understandings, experiences, and implications in the face of discrimination. The very idea of being able to transition to a different race discredits trans and gender diverse people’s experiences of gender affirmation. It also undermines the importance of cultural connections for many communities.
The 27-year-old Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.
Online essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sparks controversy as Nigerian novelist addresses feud with one of her students
Shortly after Adichie posted her essay, social media erupted. Her name was a trending topic on Twitter for hours, prompting tens of thousands of responses. Some people dissected and criticised her views on gender, while others agreed that some people use social media as a weapon.
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal
Siku, a Nupi Manbi (trans woman) from Manipur, found her job and life in Bengaluru suddenly at end with the lockdown. Having returned to Manipur, however, Siku has had an especially difficult journey that is nowhere close to its end.
Hubbard is aiming to make New Zealand's Tokyo Olympics squad to contest the women's +87kg category, an event in which she is currently ranked 16th in the world.
One batch of bills seeks to ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public schools.
Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.
An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The cis gendered population does not perceive trans people as capable'
This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.
“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Elliot Page writes in a statement on social media
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions
She is regarded as among the key leaders that brought about the 1969 Stonewall uprising — a turning point in the global LGBTQ+ rights movement.
Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community
The lockdown has not only caused trans men in rural and urban India to be stuck in unsupportive quarantine spaces, but also increased the inaccessibility of regular testosterone shots and gender affirming surgery, thus adding to their dysphoria and other mental health issues.