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Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Pakistan and India’s transgender community known locally as Khawaja Sira, Kinnar, Hijra, or as eunuchs are truly the angels of lore. Many from both countries live in poverty but are considered good luck when they dance and sing at marriages and births. If their past deeds in any way mirror their present response to this […]

India’s first trans pilot disqualified for being transgender

India’s first trans pilot disqualified for being transgender

Adam Harry, India’s first transgender pilot was disqualified for 6 months after informing aeronautical authorities about his diagnosis of gender dysphoria. The letter he presented to the authorities, as required, is from his psychiatrist and endocrinologist. The letter emphatically states that he is both physically and mentally fit to fly. Adam Harry, 19, got his wings while […]

India’s trans rights bill 2019 “Is Just Devastating”

India’s trans rights bill 2019 “Is Just Devastating”

Despite ongoing and intensifying protests the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 has passed both of India’s Houses and is now waiting on the presidential assent to become law. The Trans Bill 2019 is contrary to the Supreme Court of India, third gender ruling which declared transgender people to be a ‘third gender’, affirmed […]

ট্রান্সজেন্ডার মহিলা বঙ্গবন্ধুকে পিটিয়ে হত্যা!

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 […]

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