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In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

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.

'Juno' actor Elliot Page to divorce wife Emma Portner

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.

Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

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.

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

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.

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Three transgenders arrested for chopping off man's penis

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.

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

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.

Chhattisgarh: Breaking social-barriers, 15 trans-women get married at mass wedding

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.

Man marries transgender lover on Valentine's day in Madhya Pradesh

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.

Meet Apsara Reddy, first transgender appointed Mahila Congress's National General-Secretary

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).

Philippines' Catriona Gray, of 'lava walk' fame, crowned Miss Universe-2018

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.

Sabarimala: Four transgender persons denied entry, allegedly abused by cops

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.

First time in history! Transgender to participate in Miss Universe-2018

29 Nov 2018

First time in history! Transgender to participate in Miss Universe-2018

This year's Miss Universe pageant will be ground-breaking.

Transgenders stripping: Delhi police book case of public obscenity

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.

Pakistan Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice

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.

#Section377Verdict: India's first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married!

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.

Pakistan: Transgender set on fire for resisting sexual assault

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.

Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP

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.

Scotland university brings pronoun badges; a step towards gender equality

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".

Transgenders strip naked, cause traffic woes in Delhi's Green Park

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.

Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing

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."

Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards

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.

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

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.

West Bengal govt to host transgender literary meet in July

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.

Transgender teacher asked if her breasts were real at interviews

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.

Transgender woman starts online petition, after banks refuse home loans

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.

Braving hurdles, transsexual couple ties the knot in Kerala

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.

Kerala: Breaking stereotypes, transsexual couple to get married next month

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.

Pakistan's first transgender school opens in Lahore

17 Apr 2018

Pakistan's first transgender school opens in Lahore

Pakistan's first school for transgenders opened in Lahore on Monday.

Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online

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.

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

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".

Transwoman seeks mercy killing after Air India rejection

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.

Pride parades are going 'desi' in India's smaller cities

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.

Jammu and Kashmir's 2018-19 budget is all rainbows and smiles

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.

LGBT communities alarmed over Malaysia's conversion program for trans-women

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.

All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

24 Dec 2017

All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

India is a diverse nation, but is it pluralistic?

Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

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.

Bengaluru: Mayor promises bus passes, home loans for transgender community

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.

Meet the first transgender judge in India: Joyita Mondal

16 Oct 2017

Meet the first transgender judge in India: Joyita Mondal

29-year-old Joyita Mondal (born Joyonto in Kolkata) would have never imagined that one day she would become India's first transgender judge.

Navy sacks India's first transgender sailor

10 Oct 2017

Navy sacks India's first transgender sailor

The Indian Navy has sacked Mahesh Giri, a transgender sailor, for breaching recruitment conditions and undergoing a sex change operation.