Transgenders

  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    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 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 15-04-2014 10:11 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? 15-04-2014 10:11 PM

    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 15-04-2014 09:08 PM

    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 15-04-2014 08:30 PM

    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 15-04-2014 07:57 PM

    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 15-04-2014 01:14 PM

    "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 15-04-2014 12:58 PM

    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 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    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...
  • LS polls: Transgenders still face stigma, avoid elections 08-04-2014 07:18 PM

    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...
  • Transgender sends legal notice to Arvind Kejriwal over 'Aam Admi' tag 01-04-2014 11:54 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Transgender Kamla challenges Modi, Kejriwal in Varanasi 01-04-2014 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Transgender to enter poll fray in Tamil Nadu 29-03-2014 10:52 AM

    Adding a new dimension to her battle in securing her community's rights, a well known transgender and activist is making her electoral debut in the April 27 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. Activist Kalki Subramaniam, a writer and an actor, would contest from Pollachi, her home town, as an...
  • Over 28,000 transgenders in electoral roll for LS elections 06-03-2014 04:26 PM

    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. The Commission said a total of 28,314 such people have been registered in its roll till...
  • CJ Tabu demands voting rights for Transgenders 02-03-2014 05:41 PM

    Tabu, a transgender based in Delhi, has turned a CJ to demand the right to vote. She along with her community members want the government to recognize their right to vote ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and appeal that they be treated on par with other citizens of the...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    This week, CJ's showcase the power of a mobile phone by exposing corrupt officials pocketing bribe. Also, transgenders fight for their voting rights ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls, builder-buyer issues, your pictures and much more. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 01-03-2014 01:23 PM

    Coming up on the CJ show this week: Citizens use mobile phones to expose corruption in govt offices,Transgenders pick up the CJ mike to demand their voting rights, your pictures and much more. Watch the show on Saturday at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Explained: Facebook's 56 new options for defining the gender of a person 14-02-2014 01:33 PM

    Gender has been, at least for the last few centuries owing to sexual conditioning by major established religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, etc seen only as a body-appearance based polarity. Male and Female have been the only options available for people to identify as belonging to. This is...
  • Supreme Court firm on its decision to criminalise gay sex, rejects Centre’s plea 28-01-2014 11:35 PM

    In a huge blow to the LGBT community in the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on gay sex. The apex court has dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict, criminalising gay sex. ...
  • Protest at Jantar Mandar against SC verdict ruling gay sex illegal 15-12-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and passed a ruling making gay sex illegal, LGBT community erupted in protests across the country. On Sunday, protests are being held at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. Several activists have gathered at the venue...
  • Is SC ruling on section 377 a step backwards? 12-12-2013 12:26 AM

    In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is...
  • Is the Supreme Court verdict on gay rights regressive? 12-12-2013 12:19 AM

    Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-12-2013 11:20 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Religious groups hail SC verdict on gay sex, LGBTs outraged 11-12-2013 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. The Coalition for Sex...
  • The Last Word: Has SC made a mistake reversing Delhi HC ruling on homosexuality? 11-12-2013 10:12 PM

    Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. ...
  • Shock, anger among LGBTs as SC rules gay sex illegal 11-12-2013 06:37 PM

    There was shock, anger and disappointment among the LGBT community across India as the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The apex court judgment has gone in favour of religious groups who had contested the earlier verdict. ...
  • Sec 377 debate: Tomorrow they'll talk of sex with animals, says Ramdev 11-12-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the LGBT community expressed anger over the the Supreme Court ruling upholding Section 377, yoga guru Ramdev welcomed the judgement saying it respects the sentiments of religious communities of India. He went on to say that this way people will talk having sex with animals too....
  • LGBT community outraged as SC rules gay sex illegal, upholds Sec 377 11-12-2013 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: A 'black day' is how the LGBT community across India described this Wednesday as the Supreme court upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The gay community is highly disappointed with the apex court's judgement and is up in arms saying...