Transgenders: News

25 Dec 2023


Techie burned alive by ex-classmate who changed sex for her

In a spine-chilling incident in Tamil Nadu, a 24-year-old software engineer, R Nandhini, was allegedly brutally murdered by her former classmate, Vetrimaran, who underwent a sex change operation in hopes of marrying her.

28 Aug 2023


Who is trans advocate Dylan Mulvaney, honored at Streamy Awards

Touted as the "cultural crystal ball," the Streamy Awards—a celebration of online creators, took place on Sunday night (local time) in Los Angeles.

07 Aug 2023

OTT releases

Sushmita Sen's 'Taali' trailer promises hard-hitting drama

Sushmita Sen's upcoming social biopic series Taali has been in the buzz for a long time and the makers have now released its much-awaited trailer. The show is slated to premiere on JioCinema on August 15.

13 Apr 2023

JK Rowling

JK Rowling associated with new 'Harry Potter' series? Makers clarify

Putting an end to numerous speculations, HBO Max, on Wednesday, announced that it will be going ahead with the Harry Potter series, where each season will be dedicated to one book.

US: Nashville school shooter identified as 28-year-old transgender alumnus

The shooter who killed three adults and three kids in a private church-based school in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (US), was identified as Audrey Hale (28), an alumnus of the institution.

24 Mar 2023


United Airlines trans stewardess dies after sharing emotional post

A transgender woman flight attendant, who gained popularity after appearing in a commercial for United Airlines, was allegedly found dead in her Colorado home on Monday, reported The Independent.

09 Feb 2023


One-of-its-kind case: Kerala transman gives birth to a baby

Congratulations to the parents!

02 Oct 2022

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita to headline OTT series on transgender activist Gauri Sawant?

After making a smashing comeback with the Disney+ Hotstar series Aarya, former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen is now reportedly gearing up for her next OTT project.

22 Jun 2022

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's transgender daughter to drop surname, cut off ties

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's transgender daughter, formerly Xavier Alexander Musk, has reportedly filed a request to change her name to reflect her gender identification and even cut off all ties with her biological father.

18 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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

Donald Trump

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.

21 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

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.

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

Madhya Pradesh

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.

15 Nov 2018

Delhi Police

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 News

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.

09 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

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

Madhya Pradesh

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

Lok Sabha

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.

19 Jun 2018

West Bengal

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.

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 News

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.

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.

12 Jan 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

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.

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.

12 Sep 2017


Centre might modify biology-based definition of transgender persons

The government might change the definition of 'transgender' in the Transgender Bill by prioritizing an individual's freedom to choose their gender instead of focusing on their biological features.

02 Sep 2017


L'Oreal's transgender model calls 'all white people' racist, gets fired

A recent Facebook post by French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's first transgender model led to her getting fired.

24 Jul 2017


IGNOU receives '100 applications' from transgenders, post tuition fees waiver

Who could have thought that a question would lead to a stupendous change for the transgender community. Well yes, it was just last month when IGNOU waived off tuition fees for the transgenders and since then the University has received over 100 applications from the community.

22 Jul 2017


Parliamentary committee objects to definition of 'transgender' in bill

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment has objected to several clauses in a bill for protection of transgender rights, including the definition of 'transgender'.

09 Jul 2017


Britain's first male to give birth to a baby girl!

21-year-old Hayden Cross, a transgender in the middle of sex-transition, has become the first male in Britain to give birth to a baby girl.

29 Jun 2017


Kochi Metro steps in after nine transgender employees quit

The new Kochi Metro broke many records - including being the first government agency in the country to employ transgenders.

20 Jun 2017


Transgender CISF constable gets recognized as male after four-year battle

After a four-year battle, a transgender cop who underwent a sex change surgery has been accepted as male by the CISF.