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Obama answers Akkai Padmashali’s question on how to fight 377 “What you just did.”

Obama answers Akkai Padmashali’s question on how to fight 377  “What you just did.”

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali was selected to ask Barrack Obama a question on behalf of India’s LGBT community about reversing section 377 at the New Delhi town hall December 1st. “I’m a criminal before the section 377 which criminalizes because you are a transgender lesbian gay bisexual and how do I raise my voice against […]

Pakistan and India Now Offering Tuition Free University to Transgender People

Pakistan and India Now Offering Tuition Free University to Transgender People

Both Pakistan and India are now offering college tuition-free education for transgender people. While many of us in the US celebrate new inclusion in high-end women’s schools, both Pakistan and India have taken this very real step towards making a university degree a reality for their country’s most marginalized communities. April 2017 the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) […]

DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

Hundreds marched in India’s 10th DelhiQueerPRIDE celebration today braving the smog and anti-LGBT laws. The colors were fabulous and the mood was celebratory, but as the day progressed the undercurrent of proud defiance became increasingly evident. Tish Anand, who wore a wig Times of India that he was inspired by the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana. […]

Selected in 2015 transgender woman Ganga Kumari still awaits police job

Selected in 2015 transgender woman Ganga Kumari still awaits police job

The Year 2017, has been a welcome time for Transgender community in India, as there have been many milestones made by the state and in the public sector for our community. One of those firsts happened in Tamil Nadu where they have now have one sub-inspector and 3 constables on its police force. Now that’s news that has […]

“Aap Log Nahi Aa Sakte” Transphobia at Goa Casinos

“Aap Log Nahi Aa Sakte” Transphobia at Goa Casinos

    Recently I was in Goa, one of India’s top tourist destinations and went to a Casino, where first I was harassed by security, who eventually allowed me in but only after further after questions and harassment.  But when I tried to enter I was simply refused by a person near reception who said “Aap Log […]

India’s Transgender Pilgrimage to Goddess Durga: A Yearly Victory of Good over evil

India’s Transgender Pilgrimage to Goddess Durga: A Yearly Victory of Good over evil

While acceptance and integration of India’s transgender community is on the upswing, LGBT people in the United States and Brazil are now struggling to breathe under the jackboot of Christian totalitarianism. And while no one reason can be given for this shift in पेरगान / पैरगान there can be no denying religion plays a major factor. […]

Rough ride for this transgender, a painful daily journey in Delhi Metro

Rough ride for this transgender, a painful daily journey in Delhi Metro

The daily commute fills Nirvair Kaur with dread. Ever since she chose to transition from her biological male identity to the female she aspires to be, her everyday ride on Delhi Metro has become a battle with lascivious men in the general coaches and reproachful women in the ladies’ coaches. She hoped for some support […]

Cover up: Indian Soldiers beat and rape a Trans Woman

Cover up: Indian Soldiers beat and rape a Trans Woman

Soldiers stationed at India’s Secunderabad Parade Grounds

Queen of Dhwayah, Kerala’s first Transgender beauty pageant

Queen of Dhwayah, Kerala’s first Transgender beauty pageant

While not India’s first beauty pageant, the upcoming crowning of the “Queen of Dhwayah 2017” in Kerala has many people taking notice but tragically some are pushing back by attacking transgender residents. The auditions were judged by Femina Miss India Bangalore 2016, 1st runner-up, Elizabeth Thadikaran, and Fashion choreographer Sunil Menon, the TOI report added. Miss […]

Vicks Generations India Transgender Mother Ad Goes Viral

Vicks Generations India Transgender Mother Ad Goes Viral

Vicks Generations India youtube ad with over 9 million views has brought awareness of the social inequalities the country’s transgender population faces. The advertisement is unique as it has made inroads connecting their brand with the transgender struggle and our people’s innate goodness and desire to make the world a better place for all. This […]

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