Transgenders

  • 30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender' July 5, 2014

    What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNN-IBN 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 55-year-old 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 25, 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...
  • Transgender to enter poll fray in Tamil Nadu March 29, 2014

    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 independent....
  • Over 28,000 transgenders in electoral roll for LS elections March 6, 2014

    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 March 2, 2014

    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 March 2, 2014

    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 March 1, 2014

    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 February 14, 2014

    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 because...
  • Supreme Court firm on its decision to criminalise gay sex, rejects Centre’s plea January 28, 2014

    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 December 15, 2013

    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? December 12, 2013

    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? December 12, 2013

    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. ...