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Jan 30, 2019
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akharaUnlike other akharas at the Kumbh Mela, which are only open to Hindu men, the Kinnar akhara is open to all genders and religions. On the Kumbh's first bathing day, Tripathi led a train of 21 tractor chariots from their tent camp to the bathing ghats.
Nov 19, 2018
Transgender individuals demand safer, gender-neutral bathrooms in India post-Section 377 verdictAlthough institutions are slowly warming up to the idea of building gender-neutral or even restrooms exclusively meant for transgender individuals, the fear of potentially hostile bathroom policies in a public space, is still felt daily.
Sep 12, 2018
Pakistan Supreme Court to hire transgender people for first time; chief justice says 'priority to give them rights'The chief justice said the court would issue notice to NGOs and the government of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province while it hears the case related to basic rights of transgenders
Mar 18, 2018
Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendationsThe Social Justice ministry has sent a Bill on transgender rights to the Cabinet after finalising nine amendments, including those in the definition of the term 'transgender', keeping with the recommendations of a Parliamentary panel
Feb 19, 2018
Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sectorAfter being denied a job at Air India and receiving no response from the airline, Shanavi Ponnusamy has asked to be euthanised. In her struggles lies the seed for a larger movement about inclusive workspaces | #FirstCulture
Feb 04, 2018
Maharashtra to become first state to have Transgender Welfare Board, makes Rs 5 cr available for community's wellbeingLong pending Transgender Welfare Board will finally see light of the day with the Maharashtra government making a provision of Rs 5 crore for welfare of the community
Dec 15, 2017
Winter Session of Parliament to see 40 bills: Surrogacy, rights for divorced Muslim women and consumers on agendaThe Winter Session of the Parliament is set for a stormy session ahead with the government hoping to pass 40 key bills on corruption, surrogacy and citizenship based on religion among others
Oct 09, 2017
Nepal's first known married transgender person finds societal acceptance, but legal position remains unclearMonika Shahi Nath has made history, becoming Nepal's first transgender person to be issued with a marriage certificate by district officials, even though the country has no formal laws for such unions.
Oct 03, 2017
Good news for third gender: Bhopal gets its first public toilet for transgendersIn some good news for transgender people in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday inaugurated a toilet in the Mangalwara area for their exclusive use.
Sep 12, 2017
Watch: Busting the transgender barrier, one model at a timeWhile some transgender models have found success, such as Brazil's Valentina Sampaio, who graced the cover of French Vogue in February, or Andreja Pejic who walked this New York Fashion Week, they continue to face a wall of prejudice.