History created at Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain with 'Kinnar Akhada' - Watch Video

History created at Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain with 'Kinnar Akhada' - Watch Video

The ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain is a perfect place for someone who wants to witness India's colourful culture and rich traditions. With lakhs of devotees from India and across the globe, the Kumbh will witness 'shahi snan' by several akhadas.

West Bengal Assembly elections: For the first time, transgenders will be in-charge of polling booth

West Bengal Assembly elections: For the first time, transgenders will be in-charge of polling booth

For the first time, a group of transgenders will be in-charge of the polling process at a polling booth in Kolkata.

Young transgender women at risk of psychiatric disorders: Study

Nearly three-quarters of the study group was unemployed and nearly half had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Maharashtra tops India's suicide list

A total of 131,666 people committed suicide in India in 2014, with Maharashtra accounting for 16,307 of the deaths, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Centre must consider according LGBT people special status: Madras HC

Centre must consider according LGBT people special status: Madras HC

The court order came ahead of the hearing by the Supreme Court in an open court on February 2.

After She-Taxi, Kerala to launch G-Taxi in March this year

After She-Taxi, Kerala to launch G-Taxi in March this year

Transgenders , who are striving hard to find a place in mainstream society, will soon turn entrepreneurs in Kerala with the launch of a taxi service which will be owned and operated by them, a first in the state.

Sonu Nigam collaborates with transgenders in '6 Pack Band'

Sonu Nigam collaborates with transgenders in '6 Pack Band'

Sonu Nigam has collaborated with the transgender band named '6 Pack Band' for a song and feels that perception of Indian society has changed.

Odisha government officer reveals her transgender identity

A 32-year-old Odisha government gazetted officer on Monday made public her transgender identity.

''India should support comprehensive transgender rights bill''

The Indian government must ensure that the transgender community participates in and is meaningfully consulted on the new law`s provisions, ICJ said.

Cycling from Kolkata to Bangladesh border for HIV/AIDS awareness

Over a hundred cyclists, including transgenders, will take a ride all the way on Sunday from eastern metropolis to the Bangladesh border in West Bengal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the remote areas.

Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Emmy win to Transgenders

Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Emmy win to Transgenders

 Jeffrey Tambor thanked the transgender community for inspiring his performance in "Transparent" that earned him the best actor in a comedy series honour at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

TN: Transgenders plead for mercy killing upset over their plight

 Citing "lack" of government assistance to help their community members lead a dignified life, a group of four educated transgenders has petitioned the Tamil Nadu government with an extreme plea -- seeking mercy killing.

LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) should not feel caged in our society, asserted Congress leader and Parliamentarian Priya Dutt. She was speaking at the 3rd National Solidarity Event in New Delhi.

Indian MPs urged to back transgender rights

India’s Parliament should enact a bill to ensure better legal protection for the rights of the transgender population, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Our identity creates obstacles for us: Transgender activists

For the transgender (TG) and Hijra communities, visibility is the biggest challenge as it invites derision and discrimination from people and compounds their problems. This sentiment was echoed by the representatives of the sexual minorities in India at the Third National Hijra Habba or the ‘Transgender Festival’ held in the New Delhi.

Bangladesh hijras voice anger at gender test failures

Bangladesh hijras voice anger at gender test failures

Bangladesh`s hijra community voiced outrage Thursday after nearly all those appointed to government jobs set aside for transgenders were disqualified after an official medical test deemed them fully male.

Can't frame rules for transgenders in UPSC: Centre to Delhi HC

Can't frame rules for transgenders in UPSC: Centre to Delhi HC

  The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it can't frame rules for including transgenders in application forms of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams as the apex court is yet to clarify definition of third gender.

Why transgender not an option in civil service exam form: HC

Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and UPSC why transgenders have not been included as a third gender option in application forms for Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) examination.