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Madhya Pradesh pushes for honourable identity to transgenders

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 14:59

With an aim to give an honourable identity to transgenders, Madhya Pradesh Government has suggested that the third gender members be addressed by adding "Tgr" before their names on the lines of "Mr, Mrs and Ms in English and "Ki" in Hindi.

Separate lock-ups, prisons needed for transgenders: Court

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:03

A Delhi court has stressed on the need for separate lock-ups, prisons and other provisions for transgenders, who have been declared as "third gender", saying they have full legal rights and "cannot be shuttled between man and woman depending upon convenience".

Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 20:53

Transgenders on Tuesday moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the NCBC recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs.

Consider transgender verdict while deciding curative plea: Gay rights activists to SC

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 20:33

Gay rights activists on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court to take into account its recent verdict on granting separate recognition to transgenders.

Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:39

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict recognizing transgenders as third category of gender saying it brought a lot of joy to his party whom he said had strived for their welfare.

SC recognises transgenders as third gender, eunuchs hail verdict

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:17

In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted recognition to transgenders as third category of sex.

Transgenders still face stigma, avoid elections

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 20:01

The Election Commission may have introduced `others` gender option in an attempt to uplift the oppressed communities, but the transgender community says they are still living in social stigma and are yet to be included in the democratic process.

Over 28,000 transgenders in electoral roll for LS elections

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:54

Nearly two years after the Election Commission introduced `others` gender option, over 28,000 transgender community members have registered in the electoral roll so far and will be eligible to vote in Lok Sabha election.

Over 30,000 transgenders in TN, yet only 2,996 are voters

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:39

Reflecting the woes of transgenders who have remained social `untouchables` with restricted access to education and jobs, only a minuscule 2,996 transgenders in Tamil Nadu enrolled themselves in the 5.3 crore strong voters list. <br><br>

Transgenders get government jobs in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 15:10

In a first, the Sindh government in Pakistan has employed transgendered persons in different departments.

UN chief calls for equality for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:36

In his message on the occasion of Human Rights Day, observed on December 10, Ban said the global body denounces all attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or intersex people.

Transgenders demand equality, rights

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 20:24

Demanding social justice and empowerment, a group of transgenders from all over the country interacted with government stakeholders, media and international agencies here Friday.