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Swiss to permit simple legal gender transition from Jan. 1

Under the new rules written into Switzerland's civil code, anyone aged 16 and above who is not under legal guardianship will be able to adjust their gender and legal name by self-declaration at the civil registry office.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST

Christie's sells teenager's crypto art about gender transition for $2.16 million

Still from video, "Year 1, Age 14 ? It Hurts To Hide", by artist FEWOCiOUS, due to be sold as an NFT at Christie's auction house, is pictured in this handout obtained on June 14, 2021. Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2021/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 09:31 AM IST

Only half of young people attracted to opposite sex, says survey

According to the survey, 76 per cent of people aged between 41 to 54 were solely attracted to the opposite sex and 81 per cent of 55 to 75 year old gave the same answer.
Updated on Mar 01, 2021 06:56 PM IST

In a win, UK census 2021 will allow people to enter their gender identity

People walk under the giant rainbow flag in front of the parliament building in Budapest downtown during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in the Hungarian capital.
Published on Jan 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST

White House website adds gender-neutral pronouns as Biden meets LGBT+ demands

People who identify as non-binary - neither male nor female - can now select the gender-neutral title "Mx" on the White House website's contact page
Published on Jan 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST

Coming out as bisexual associated with increased risk of smoking: BU study

Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST

Man, I feel like a woman!

Gender neutrality in fashion isn’t an alien idea and six designers have cracked the concept
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 08:42 AM IST

For marriage ‘equality’ that is truly equal

The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 05:44 AM IST

New draft rules for transpersons act issued, 30 days for giving suggestions

Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi's 12th Queer Pride March from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 24, 2019.
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:06 AM IST

US Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias

The ruling comes as a major win for LGBTQ workers and their allies, many of whom have experienced discrimination at work or even been fired for being LGBT+, the ruling represents a watershed moment in gay rights. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 08:47 PM IST

Headed to the India Art Fair? Here’s what you shouldn’t miss

Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson, will return to the fair this year with another massive installation that uses light, reflection and scale. Seen here is a work from 2019 titled Dew Reflector.
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 10:27 AM IST

Utah bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for children

Utah has became the 19th U.S. state to ban conversion therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity in lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and queer children.
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 01:09 PM IST

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

Facebook’s monitoring systems do a better job with nudity than with hate speech, extremism and misinformation.
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 10:42 AM IST

Fall Winter 2020 Menswear: Meet the season’s coolest coat crusaders

L-R: Fall Winter 2020 looks from Zegna, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 10:20 AM IST

Neutral pronoun ‘they’ chosen as word of the decade

The neutral pronoun “they” has been voted word of the decade by US language experts. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 04, 2020 10:50 PM IST

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Cambodia has no legislation that deals specifically with LGBT+ people. Same sex marriages are neither criminalised nor officially recognised by the state.
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 04:17 PM IST

Dad Joke, vacay among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary in September

Back in April, the dictionary added more than 640 new words like ‘snowflake’ and ‘garbage time’ (representational image).
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 05:18 PM IST

Study reveals transgender students experience more mental health problems compared to other students

A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 10:30 AM IST

Australia Prime Minister joins transgender policy backlash

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 11:39 AM IST

Workplace relationships: The positives and negatives of diversity in teams

A sample of 266 participants filled questionnaires about individual and team diversity, their satisfaction with their teams and authorship practices, and perceptions of the frequency of data sharing.
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 06:23 PM IST

20@20: Looking back at the first two decades of the millennium

Much has changed around the 2000-born in the last 20 years – politically, environmentally. But there have also been changes in lifestyles.
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 09:35 PM IST

Transgender voters jubilant after voting under chosen gender identity

This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after Supreme Court had declared them as the “third gender” in 2014. Earlier they had to cast their votes as male or female.
Published on May 12, 2019 05:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will initiate talks for temple after polls, says Congress candidate

Krishnam had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sambhal in west UP on the Congress ticket. He is the head of Kalki Peeth in Sambhal.
Published on Apr 29, 2019 09:38 AM IST

Trans community vote in one voice: ‘We exist, treat us as equals’

Anjan Joshi, of NGO SPACE, said that most of the transgender voters are still male or female in their documents.
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 09:20 AM IST

Suppression is commonplace for women in informal sector

Some of the women speak at India Habitat Centre.
Published on Mar 09, 2019 03:05 AM IST

DU officials, students may meet CBSE on trans rights issue

In response to a petition filed by a former transgender student seeking to change name and gender on education records, a bench had, on February 20, expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining her request.
Published on Mar 01, 2019 02:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Life will be hard if trans bill is passed’, says first time voter

A transperson needs to have pre-existing proof that already establishes the correct name and gender identity while applying for a voter’s card.
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 07:27 PM IST

Transgender seeks name, gender change in education records: HC asks CBSE, DU to help her

Coming to her aid, a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining to change her name and gender
Published on Feb 21, 2019 10:29 AM IST

Apsara Reddy speaks on her journey as a transwoman, and why she is champion for more than one community

Apsara Reddy was born into a conservative South Indian family.
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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