Articles about Transgenders
18 Aug 2021
Dipanjali becomes first trans woman to participate in Miss Diva
Dipanjali Chhetri, who is the first trans woman participant at the LIVA Miss Diva 2021, on Tuesday said her inclusion in the Top 50 of the beauty pageant has opened doors for more women from her community to achieve their dreams.
27 Feb 2021
Demi Lovato speaks out against gender-reveal parties, calls them 'transphobic'
Demi Lovato, an ardent supporter and member of the LGBT community, recently spoke out against the trend of gender reveal parties.
24 Feb 2021
In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together
As identical twins - Mayla Rezende and Sofia Albuquerck - did everything hand in hand, and their life-changing decision to undergo a gender confirmation surgery was no exception.
27 Jan 2021
'Juno' actor Elliot Page to divorce wife Emma Portner
Juno actor Elliot Page has announced he and his wife Emma Portner have decided to end their three-year-old marriage.
25 Jan 2021
Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source
US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that bars transgenders from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former President Donald Trump during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press.
10 Jun 2019
Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about
In India, transgender persons face discrimination, injustice, abuse, rejection, and isolation from society in almost every aspect of their lives.
09 Jun 2019
US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration
Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.
21 May 2019
Uttar Pradesh: Three transgenders arrested for chopping off man's penis
Attending a wedding function proved costly for a 22-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur.
17 May 2019
Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students
Two transgender students were allegedly gang-raped in Bengaluru on Sunday evening by three men.
31 Mar 2019
Chhattisgarh: Breaking social-barriers, 15 trans-women get married at mass wedding
Eight years ago, when Saloni, a transgender, fell in love with Gulam Nabi Ansari and the couple continued their relationship, they faced opposition from their families and were ridiculed by people.
15 Feb 2019
Man marries transgender lover on Valentine's day in Madhya Pradesh
A man and a transgender "married" in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on the occasion of Valentine's Day yesterday.
08 Jan 2019
Meet Apsara Reddy, first transgender appointed Mahila Congress's National General-Secretary
In a first, the Indian National Congress has appointed transgender journalist and activist, Apsara Reddy, as the National General Secretary of its women's wing, the All India Mahila Congress (AIMC).
17 Dec 2018
Philippines' Catriona Gray, of 'lava walk' fame, crowned Miss Universe-2018
It's that time of the year, when several beauties, from all across the world, come together to compete for the Miss World and Miss Universe titles.
16 Dec 2018
Sabarimala: Four transgender persons denied entry, allegedly abused by cops
In the wee hours of Sunday, four transgender persons trying to gain entry to the Sabarimala temple were blocked by the Kerala police.
29 Nov 2018
First time in history! Transgender to participate in Miss Universe-2018
This year's Miss Universe pageant will be ground-breaking.
15 Nov 2018
Transgenders stripping: Delhi police book case of public obscenity
After a video of transgenders stripping on the newly constructed Signature Bridge went viral, the police have registered a case of obscenity in public in the matter.
12 Sep 2018
Pakistan Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice
For the first time, Pakistan's Supreme Court will hire two transgenders and provide them jobs in the court, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Tuesday.
10 Sep 2018
#Section377Verdict: India's first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married!
Encouraged by the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalising homosexuality, India's first transgender bureaucrat, Aishwarya Rituparna Pradhan, wishes to get married to her long-time boyfriend.
09 Sep 2018
Pakistan: Transgender set on fire for resisting sexual assault
A transgender in Pakistan died on Saturday after he was set on fire allegedly by four persons when he resisted their attempt to sexually assault him.
02 Sep 2018
Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP
The number of transgender voters has increased by over 300 in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as compared to the 2013 state elections, an official said.
27 Aug 2018
Scotland university brings pronoun badges; a step towards gender equality
Scotland's Edinburgh University is set to hand out pronoun badges to freshers joining in a new term so they know whether to refer to each other as "he", "she" or "they".
19 Aug 2018
Transgenders strip naked, cause traffic woes in Delhi's Green Park
In what can be seen as a protest against police crackdown on illegal activities, a group of transgenders stripped naked on the streets of Green Park in South Delhi, obviously causing traffic woes for the public.
31 Jul 2018
Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing
Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."
18 Jul 2018
Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards
State-funded shelter homes for women and children in Bihar may get transgender security guards as the government has instructed authorities to prefer them during recruitment.
05 Jul 2018
Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India
A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.
19 Jun 2018
West Bengal govt to host transgender literary meet in July
The West Bengal government is set to sponsor a literary meet for transgender writers and authors from across West Bengal.
18 Jun 2018
Transgender teacher asked if her breasts were real at interviews
When Hiranmay Dey underwent a sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) in 2017 to become Suchitra Dey, she felt she may have just won her life's biggest battle.
07 Jun 2018
Transgender woman starts online petition, after banks refuse home loans
Akkai Padmashali, a transgender woman who has been conferred Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, is facing numerous hurdles in buying her dream home.
10 May 2018
Braving hurdles, transsexual couple ties the knot in Kerala
In a marriage hall in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, a transsexual couple tied the knot on Thursday under Special Marriages Act.
18 Apr 2018
Kerala: Breaking stereotypes, transsexual couple to get married next month
Once, there was a "woman" and a "man" who were ostracised by their families and harassed by the society over their transgender status.
17 Apr 2018
Pakistan's first transgender school opens in Lahore
Pakistan's first school for transgenders opened in Lahore on Monday.
27 Mar 2018
Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online
It's almost been four years since India's apex court recognized transgenders as the third gender, but cases of discriminatory harassment are common.
24 Mar 2018
Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military
On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".
14 Feb 2018
Transwoman seeks mercy killing after Air India rejection
A transwoman has sought permission from the president for mercy killing after having failed to secure a job as an airhostess with Air India.
04 Feb 2018
Pride parades are going 'desi' in India's smaller cities
Guwahati is one week away from its fifth pride parade. Other smaller Indian towns are also beginning their LGBTQI movement.
12 Jan 2018
Jammu and Kashmir's 2018-19 budget is all rainbows and smiles
It is raining good news for Jammu and Kashmir's transgender community.
01 Jan 2018
LGBT communities alarmed over Malaysia's conversion program for trans-women
Malaysia is reportedly planning on introducing a controversial conversion therapy targeting transgender women.
24 Dec 2017
All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament
India is a diverse nation, but is it pluralistic?
23 Dec 2017
Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets
Bhubaneswar in Odisha has become India's third city to have a transgender toilet, courtesy the municipal corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority.
15 Nov 2017
Bengaluru: Mayor promises bus passes, home loans for transgender community
After a meeting with the Bengaluru's transgender community, Mayor Sampath Raj promised them that the BBMP would meet all of their demands.