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Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights
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Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights

The resignation by the four authors comes in light of the renewed criticism that JK Rowling had garnered after she wrote an essay in an attempt to explain her views on the transgender community which had previously earned her tremendous backlash on social media.

Transgender woman Mara Gómez's fate hangs in balance as Argentine football faces monumental decision
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Transgender woman Mara Gómez's fate hangs in balance as Argentine football faces monumental decision

Mara Gómez was signed recently by Villa San Carlos in the first division of women's football league in Argentina. Now the 22-year-old forward is awaiting the Argentine Soccer Federation's decision whether to authorise the signing.

FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar
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FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar

A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament, but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akhara
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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akhara

Unlike 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.

Transgender individuals demand safer, gender-neutral bathrooms in India post-Section 377 verdict
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Transgender individuals demand safer, gender-neutral bathrooms in India post-Section 377 verdict

Although 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.

Pakistan Supreme Court to hire transgender people for first time; chief justice says 'priority to give them rights'
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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

Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations
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Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations

The 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

Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sector
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Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sector

After 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

Maharashtra to become first state to have Transgender Welfare Board, makes Rs 5 cr available for community's wellbeing
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Maharashtra to become first state to have Transgender Welfare Board, makes Rs 5 cr available for community's wellbeing

Long 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

Winter Session of Parliament to see 40 bills: Surrogacy, rights for divorced Muslim women and consumers on agenda
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Winter Session of Parliament to see 40 bills: Surrogacy, rights for divorced Muslim women and consumers on agenda

The 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

Nepal's first known married transgender person finds societal acceptance, but legal position remains unclear
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Nepal's first known married transgender person finds societal acceptance, but legal position remains unclear

Monika 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.

Good news for third gender: Bhopal gets its first public toilet for transgenders
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Good news for third gender: Bhopal gets its first public toilet for transgenders

In 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.

Watch: Busting the transgender barrier, one model at a time
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Watch: Busting the transgender barrier, one model at a time

While 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.

Centre's reluctance to safeguard 'transgender rights' in wages bill regressive, shows judicial wins alone don't end discrimination
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Centre's reluctance to safeguard 'transgender rights' in wages bill regressive, shows judicial wins alone don't end discrimination

By refusing to specify 'third gender' within the wages bill, the law ministry has suggested that transgender identity and rights be negated, and that goes completely against the tenets of the NALSA verdict

Accused in Pune gangrape case get bail: Govt, courts aren't doing enough for justice for transgenders
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Accused in Pune gangrape case get bail: Govt, courts aren't doing enough for justice for transgenders

The government has waited far too long to provide procedural mechanisms for transgenders.

Take steps to get transgender rights bill passed in Lok Sabha: Madras HC tells govt
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Take steps to get transgender rights bill passed in Lok Sabha: Madras HC tells govt

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed authorities to change the name and gender in the education certificates of a person, who underwent sex reassignment surgery from female to male.

Kochi Metro's transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem
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Kochi Metro's transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

The transgender people were thrilled after the appointment. But their joy was short-lived after they found that they could not find a place to sleep in the city.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences appoints Sadhana Kinnar, a transgender, as social development officer
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Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences appoints Sadhana Kinnar, a transgender, as social development officer

The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Sunday said it had appointed a transgender as a social development officer.

Trump inauguration singer Jackie Evancho wants to 'enlighten' president on transgender rights
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Trump inauguration singer Jackie Evancho wants to 'enlighten' president on transgender rights

More than a month after performing at President Donald Trump's inauguration, singer Jackie Evancho says she and her transgender sister want to meet with him about transgender rights.

Anjali Lama, Nepal's first transgender model, on finding acceptance on the ramp in India
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Anjali Lama, Nepal's first transgender model, on finding acceptance on the ramp in India

This month, Anjali Lama — nepal's well-known transgender model — was chosen as one among five new faces who will walk the ramp at the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.