TRANSGENDERS

  • Check out Eddie Redmayne's first look from his upcoming movie 'The Danish Girl' where he plays a transgender artist 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    Eddie Redmayne who won the best actor Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything', is undergoing another transformation for his latest film 'The Danish Girl'.The first look at Redmayne's portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in the film has been released.Born as Einar Wegener, the...
  • Raajpal Yadav to play transgender in his new film February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: After portraying a plethora of characters on-screen, actor Raajpal Yadav is all set to play a transgender villain in Faisal Saif's upcoming film 'Amma'. Raajpal, who played a a rickshaw driver in his last outing 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain', said he is excited about his new role. "Excited about my...
  • Shankar's 'I' was distinctly homophobic in the portrayal of a transgender make-up artist January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Picture this: A supermodel picks up a simple young body builder and takes him out for a makeover. He's grateful for the gesture and can't wait to impress her -- that is until, he sees that her "star" make-up person is a transgender. That's when he breaks into...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar faces wrath of transgender community January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I", which is currently running in cinemas. The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up...
  • Are right-wing politicians getting regressive? January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth and give them medical attention to make them "normal". Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone...
  • Goa minister takes a U-turn on 'curing' LGBT remark, UN flays India's intolerance towards homosexuals January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone in the society. "I am proud to stand for the equality of all people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I...
  • Voluntary castration not an offence, says Delhi court January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Voluntary castration is not an offence, a Delhi court has said while acquitting two persons of the charges of forcibly castrating a man as the victim had himself opted for emasculation for securing 'badhai' rights which are available only with transgenders. The court also termed it "ironical and hypocritical"...
  • Gays wish for freedom from 'myopic mindset' November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The setting Sunday sun in the heart of the capital was accompanied by a rainbow of a different kind. As the assertive and confident members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community took part in the Delhi gay parade, they all wished for freedom from the...
  • 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. ...