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Transgender Priest beheaded in Tamil Nadu, India

Transgender Priest beheaded in Tamil Nadu, India

A Transgender woman was beheaded while in her temple in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district Friday morning. Police are looking for a man named Marudu who they believe killed Rajathi, the 38-year old priest. Rajathi had been working as a priest at the temple in SS Manikapuram area in Thoothukudi for the past few years. The […]

India’s lower house passes a ‘transgender rights bill’ that’s ‘killing us’

India’s lower house passes a ‘transgender rights bill’ that’s ‘killing us’

India Transgender people are on a human rights rollercoaster ride chugging for years to heights of euphoric empowerment, then flying helter-skelter to the depths of despair. Some are angry, some think its the end of an era and some have given up in despair with the passage of the latest version of the Transgender Persons […]

Cis actress Kubra Sait plays transgender role in NetFlix Original “Sacred Games”

Cis actress Kubra Sait plays transgender role in NetFlix Original “Sacred Games”

Cisgender actress Kubra Sait plays “Kukoo” a transgender dancer in the NetFlix original “Sacred Games”. Sait appears in four episodes of season one including one scene with “full frontal nudity” much to the critical acclaim of viewers and critics. Who better to portray transgender women than a cisgender woman in India’s groundbreaking Netflix Original, because of course, there […]

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

Transgender Bill 2016: Hundreds Protest India’s Gatekeeper Nightmare

A lot has been said about India’s proposed Transgender Bill 2016, mainly negative. The bill written without transgender input would according to detractors “institute a gender apartheid against India’s vast and complex transgender, hijra, intersex and gender variant communities.” The bill which was proposed after the Supreme Court 2014 ruling giving the entire trans community […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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