Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Transgender

‘She’s not always a woman to me’: Court cases on ‘gender-deception’ highlight true cost of stigma

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Hariom, who claims he was cheated into marrying “a kind of transgender”. But, men are not the only victims in such cases.

Apple, Google & Microsoft oppose Texas anti-transgender order

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Thursday that he was 'deeply concerned' about laws being enacted across the US that affect members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Noida has a Pride Station, but India still isn’t ready for transgender colleagues

The transgender community in India doesn’t get many job offers. When they do, it lacks pay, benefits, and sometimes even leave.

Govt panel for transgender persons suggests medical curriculum be revised, doctors sensitised

National Council for Transgender Persons has also told Modi government that proposed revisions in NCERT textbooks to bring sensitivity be completed expeditiously.

DMRC allows separate toilets for transgenders at Delhi Metro Stations

DMRC said to provide safe space & prevent discrimination, Delhi Metro has designated its existing toilets meant only for 'Divyangjans' so far, to be accessible for transgenders too.

How Indore transgenders are helping govt tackle vaccine hesitancy, one door at a time

It all began in May, when Sandhya Gharvi, an Indore-based transgender activist, began noticing that not many members of the community had been vaccinated yet.

Why Nigerian author Adichie’s essay attacking woke and cancel culture has courted controversy

Adichie's essay written in response to a social media trial that called her a 'transphobe' and 'trans exclusionary radical feminist' has been redacted, but it drew widespread attention.

Narthaki Nataraj, transgender artiste — ‘Disowned’ at 11, Padma Shri in 2019, now role in TN govt

The transgender Bharatnatyam dancer has received many honours in the past. Now, as member of the TN State Development Policy Council, she wants to focus on healthcare & jobs for transwomen.

Less than 4% vaccinated – Transgender Indians have been ‘othered’ by vaccines and forms

Many transgender persons are immuno compromised – putting them at a higher risk of Covid. But transphobia in healthcare have made them vaccine hesitant.

First transgender candidate backs out of Kerala polls, alleges discrimination from party

Anannyah Kumari Alex, who was contesting as a Democratic Social Justice Party nominee, said she filed a police complaint against the DSJP and the leaders who harassed her.

On Camera


Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.