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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 […]

India Breaking Barriers: Transgender Woman Marries

India Breaking Barriers: Transgender Woman Marries

In what is described as a first, Meghna, a transgender woman and a gentleman named Basudev from Bhubaneswar, India were married Friday in a traditional Hindu ceremony. “I am very happy today and would like to thank Basudev for taking such a bold step to marry a transgender. People think transgender’s people can’t get married […]

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali Takes on India’s Anti Gay Law

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali Takes on India’s Anti Gay Law

Transgender activist Dr. Akkai Padmashali is using recent legal advances in a first of a kind fight for the rights of all of India’s LGBT people. She is absolutely correct in her ideology, together we stand divided we fall. The NDI government recently abstained from a UN vote to appoint an independent investigator to help […]

Trans Woman Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Loved at Lakme Fashion Week

Trans Woman Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Loved at Lakme Fashion Week

Transgender advocate and actress Laxmi Narayan Tripathi graced the runway at India’s Lakme Fashion Week Runway Week 2016.  Tripathi and four others stole the show by promoting the idea that inclusion matters using fashion as a medium. Vagabomb reports: “In its 16th edition, Lakme Fashion Week’s predominant theme – breaking stereotypes – stole the show with its […]

One Indian Trans Beauty Pageant a Protest Against Section 377

One Indian Trans Beauty Pageant a Protest Against Section 377

India’s transgender community isn’t standing idly by as gay and lesbian people suffer under the 2013 Supreme Courts ruling criminalizing same sex relations. The Northeast community has transformed their last beauty pageant into a Protest Against Section 377 This is not the first transgender beauty pageant to be held in the country – the first one […]

Meet India’s 1st trans police officer K. Prithika Yashini

Meet India’s 1st trans police officer K. Prithika Yashini

K Prithika Yashini, 25, is the first transgender person to become a police official in India. A judgement by the Madras High Court on 6 November 2015 directed the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) to appoint K Prithika Yashini as a sub-inspector of police as she is “entitled to get the job”. The […]

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