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ট্রান্সজেন্ডার মহিলা বঙ্গবন্ধুকে পিটিয়ে হত্যা!

A transgender woman walking through Jalpaiguri, West Bengal was beaten to death by a mob. She died after being taken to the hospital. According to one report, six people were arrested. The entire attack was captured on cell phones by the culprits. One account attempts to excuse the attackers by saying they were responding to […]

Indian Teen Tied to a Tree, Beaten For Being a Lesbian in Love

Indian Teen Tied to a Tree, Beaten For Being a Lesbian in Love

Sarmila Malla, 19, a resident of Chandol, Odisha India was tied to a tree and beaten by neighbors Friday when she was found in bed with her partner of 6 months. The beating of Sarmila Malla is reminiscent of what Matthew Shepard suffered which subsequently shamed a nation and ignited a revolution. “We beat up […]

Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

The first transgender candidate from India’s westernmost state for the Lok Sabha (the lower house), Jaysawal Naresh Babulal, said that she would contest the election, even though she forced to register as a male. “No political party would accept my candidature, hence I confidently walked to the district collector, the Election Commission’s Returning Officer, to […]

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. […]

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