In Sharanya Ramprakash's Kannada play Nava, a guide for greater transgender presence in Indian theatre
Nava has been put together by its team using collaborative devising methods, selecting precious moments from personal stories to create a mélange of nuanced offerings that piece together the obliterated contemporary history of urban trans women.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Trans community's lives come to standstill, but hope presents itself through welfare initiatives
Many individuals in the trans community, such as the hijras, have lost all sources of income due to the nation-wide lockdown. Social stigma makes it difficult for them to access essential items like food, and many are struggling to pay rent
Plea filed in SC against 2,000 transgenders being excluded from NRC, says Assam's first transgender judge Swati Bidhan Baruah
A petition has been filled in the apex court seeking its direction in the issue of around 2,000 transgenders being excluded from the list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam
West Bengal's first 'rainbow wedding': 'We are out of gender box,' says transgender couple after tying knot in Kolkata
A transgender couple, who underwent sex re-assignment surgeries, have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, in what is believed to be the state's first "rainbow wedding". Surrounded by family and friends, bride Tista Das, 38, and groom Dipan Chakravarthy, 40, took part in rituals and pledged their love for each other in Kolkata.
Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) bill; proposed law provides for national authority to safeguard community's rights
Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was passed by a voice vote amid noisy protests by some opposition parties.
Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape
At least in Chhattisgarh, transgenders are increasingly becoming a part of the political field
From VVPATs and apps to ads of candidates facing criminal charges: Election Commission's new measures for Lok Sabha polls
The Election Commission has introduced a slew of new measures to iron out some of the hiccups of India's previous 16 national ballots and increase public trust in the democratic process.
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In his zest or nervousness, Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, it appears has shifted his loyalty to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a proposal to narrowly define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by birth genitalia, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
Delhi govt to form seven-member transgender committee; work to include community in mainstream society
The committee, of seven experts who understand the issues of transgenders in-depth and can address it on the policy formulation at a larger scale
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage
Malaysian state of Terengganu to launch 'conversion therapy' courses for transgenders; activists alarmed
A Malaysian state plans to run a conversion therapy course aimed at transgenders, officials said on Saturday, sparking alarm among LGBT activists in the conservative Muslim-majority country
US to accept transgender military recruits as Trump administration decides not to challenge court order
The Pentagon has said it will begin accepting transgender military recruits on Monday, after President Donald Trump's administration decided not to appeal against a court order
Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata galvanises community to protest ill-conceived bill to 'protect' their rights
This year, the city of Kolkata, home to the oldest Pride parade in India, added a different flavour to the usual Pride celebrations—a Transgender Day of Rage.
This is not the first time that a Tinder user’s account, who is a transgender, has been removed from the app.
US military to hire transgenders from 2018: Trump administration moves federal court to block implementation of policy
President Donald Trump's administration has asked a federal court to block the Pentagon from starting the hiring of transgender recruits in 2018.
As India celebrates Transgender Awareness Week from 13-19 November this year, Firstpost brings to you an unusual story of courageous, independent Thanuja Singam
In a first kind of its initiative, Surya and five other transgenders in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram have been granted membership to the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and thus giving them strong political backing.
The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the CPM, has inducted nine members of the transgender community in Kerala.
For the first time, transgenders in Pakistan can use the name of their 'gurus' as parents in their computerised national identity cards, authorities have said.