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.

Transgenders demand equality, rights

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

Congress MLA bats for quota for transgenders

A Congress MLA on Wednesday made an appeal in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for providing a "small reservation" for transgenders in education and jobs in the state.

French award for Anjali Gopalan

France on Friday awarded its highest civilian award `Chevalier de la Legion d`Honneur` to Anjali Gopalan for her work on transgenders and HIV positive patients.

Transgenders have remained untouchables in society: SC

Transgenders have remained "untouchables" with restricted access to facilities like education and much is needed to be done for them, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said.

Deploy transgenders as Civil Defense Wardens: Kiran Bedi

While safety in public transport has become a cause of serious concern specially for the women, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has suggested deployment of transgenders as Civil Defense Wardens in city buses during odd hours.

Make your stand clear on rights of transgenders: SC to govts

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and state governments to make their stand clear by September 6 on declaring transgenders as citizens under a third gender category and giving them equal protection and rights.

‘Rectify mistake in assigning No 9 to transgenders

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday demanded that steps be taken to rectify the `mistake` since the number is locally used to make fun of the members of the community.