Elders unite in RS to seek equal rights for transgenders

Rajya Sabha members from across the political spectrum joined hands on Friday to ask the government to take steps to bring the transgender community, facing social stigma and ostracism, into the mainstream.

Shankar didn't try to offend transgenders in `I`: Ojas Rajani
Shankar didn't try to offend transgenders in `I`: Ojas Rajani

Filmmaker Shankar hasn't tried to offend the transgender community in his Tamil magnum opus "I", says popular makeup artist Ojas M. Rajani, who essayed an important role in the film.

30 transgenders held in Tamil Nadu

Thirty transgenders were on Tuesday taken into custody for trying to stage a picketing near Erode Municipal Central Bus-stand, demanding removal of some scenes in the Tamil film 'I', which, they alleged, showed their community in bad light.

Transgenders irked at 'I', threaten to take legal action
Transgenders irked at 'I', threaten to take legal action

 Unhappy over the way their community had been portrayed in director Shankar's new Tamil film 'I', a group of transgenders today staged a protest in front of the regional office of the Censor Board here, demanding an apology

Nine transgenders sing for album

Breaking societal stereotypes, nine transgenders from across India have come together to take a musical step towards establishing their identity by lending their voices to an album that was launched here Saturday.

Transgenders come out to offer safety tips for women on roads

In an unusual initiative, a group of transgenders on Tuesday had safety tips to offer to women in the national capital as they urged them to take precautions before boarding autorickshaws and cabs in the wake of the rape of a 27-year old woman allegedly by a cab driver.

Transgenders to take part in Swachh Bharat campaign in MP

Transgenders in Madhya Pradesh will take part in Swachh campaign to raise awareness about cleanliness among people.

Initiative to assist transgenders, widows, others

Identity proof, a ration card, birth certificate or even a bank account - acquiring these and more for sex workers, widows, single mothers, the elderly and other subaltern sections of the society can pose quite a challenge.

Bihar declares transgenders as third gender

In a significant decision, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday declared transgenders to be counted as 'third gender' in the state.

Madhya Pradesh pushes for honourable identity to transgenders

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transgenders still face stigma, avoid elections

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

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

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.

Transgenders get government jobs in Pakistan

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

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.