TRANSGENDERS

  • US transgenders welcome an easier path to altering birth papers November 10, 2014

    New York: Naz Seenauth's driver's license says he is male. His birth certificate says he is female. The mismatch, he says, is deeply frustrating. New York City, where Seenauth was born and raised, does not accept that he is a transgender man and will not amend his birth certificate, for now...
  • Photos: 22- year-old Venezuelan Isabella Santiago crowned transgender beauty queen in Thailand's 'Miss International Queen' pageant November 10, 2014

    Pattaya: A 22-year-old Venezuelan was crowned "Miss International Queen" on Friday night at a beauty contest that bills itself as the world's largest and promotes the rights of transsexuals and transvestites. Isabella Santiago beat 21 contestants from 18 countries to win the title and prize money of $12,500 at a...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states October 18, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal...
  • Free education for transgender kids in Delhi schools October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Transgender children will study in Delhi schools free with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday approving their admission under the category of "disadvantaged group" defined by the Right to Education Act. It means these kids will be eligible for 25 per cent reservation under the economically weaker section (EWS)...
  • Hyderabad: Transgenders demand free sex reassignment surgery in hospitals October 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: A transgender group has demanded that at least one government hospital in the state should provide free sex reassignment surgery to the community. A charter of demands presented by Telangana Hijra Transsex Transgender Samiti (THITS) to the government also includes job reservations, separate seats in state transport buses and separate...
  • Centre seeks clarification from SC on its transgender verdict September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Five months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant OBC status to transgender sex, the government has sought clarification on it saying that all such people cannot be clubbed under OBC category as some of them are SC/ST by birth. The Centre submitted that there is...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • Tamil Nadu: Slum Clearance Board proposes houses to transgenders August 11, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has a proposal to give flats built by Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to 260 transgenders, Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi today informed the Assembly. Replying to a call attention motion brought by Opposition parties on the schemes announced for the welfare of transgenders in the state,...
  • Madhya Pradesh pushes for honourable identity to transgenders August 3, 2014

    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.The State Government has sent a proposal in this...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender' July 5, 2014

    What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNNIBN brings you a report on the ordeal a person of the 'third gender' has to face in everyday life. ...
  • Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation May 13, 2014

    Transgenders on Tuesday moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs. The NCBC's decision comes against the backdrop of a Supreme Court order, which has directed the Centre and...
  • Photos: Meet 'Hijra Guru' Baseer Kinnar, the 55yearold transgender who is fighting Narendra Modi in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Transgender candidate Hijra Guru Baseer Kinnar aka Kamala Kinnar is seen before campaigning in a Muslim neighbourhood on April 22, 2014 in the holy city of Varanasi. The 55 year old transgender leader, who was born a Muslim man, is running against BJP leader Narendra Modi in the district. The...
  • CJ Youngistan: Are political parties ignoring the rights of transgenders? April 21, 2014

    With no mention of section 377 in poll manifestos, transgenders feel that their rights are being ignored by the country's top political parties. ...
  • Watch: The election that isn't with Cyrus Broacha April 20, 2014

    In this episode of 'The election that isn't', Cyrus Brocha takes on former Media advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Ministers', Supreme Court verdict on transgenders. He also walks in the streets of Mumbai and takes the views of Mumbaikars on the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC's recognition to transgenders April 20, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • WB: Transgenders feel rejected as voters list reduces them to 513 April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Transgenders, estimated to be around 5 lakh in West Bengal, feel left out of the electoral process with only 513 of them registered in the voters list as the third sex. It is for the first time in India that transgenders and eunuchs are voting as the third gender...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders April 17, 2014

    Noted human rights lawyer, Shashi Bhushan, who has for long been fighting for the cause of LGBT community, welcomes the recent Supreme Court judgement recognizing transgenders as a third gender. ...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US April 17, 2014

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E Hoagland,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? April 15, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • News 360: War of words between Priyanka, Varun Gandhi April 15, 2014

    None of the two estranged Gandhi cousins - Varun Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - is bowing down this election season in the battle of words. Priyanka Gandhi has now hit back at Varun's response to her earlier attack on him. She has told Varun, "It's not a family tea party,...
  • Supreme Court recognises transgenders as third category April 15, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders April 15, 2014

    Chennai: 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. In a statement in Chennai he said his previous government had constituted a...
  • Transgenders thank SC for recognising a third category of gender April 15, 2014

    "Any country's growth and development is dependent upon its human rights. Today, for the first time, I feel proud to be an Indian because the third sex has been give a huge right. I thank the SC for giving us our basic human rights - be it education, employment or...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan April 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education and...
  • LS polls: Transgenders still face stigma, avoid elections April 8, 2014

    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. Despite 15,000 to 20,000 transgenders living across the national capital, mere 839...
  • Transgender sends legal notice to Arvind Kejriwal over 'Aam Admi' tag April 1, 2014

    A day after jumping into poll fray in Varanasi, a transgender has sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal asking him not to use the 'Aam Aadmi' tag, since being an ex-chief minister he comes under "special person" category. Eunuch Kamla had announced to contest against Narendra Modi and...
  • LS polls: Transgender Kamla challenges Modi, Kejriwal in Varanasi April 1, 2014

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has a new rival in the temple town - a transgender. Kamla, who is in her sixties, on Monday announced her decision to fight from the prime constituency as an Independent candidate. "Arvind Kejriwal bears the blemish of running away from Delhi governance and the spectre...