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New York judge blocks amendment barring discrimination on gender identity and pregnancy outcomes

New York judge blocks amendment barring discrimination on gender identity and pregnancy outcomes

New York judge blocks amendment barring discrimination on gender identity and pregnancy outcomes
Published on May 08, 2024 06:19 AM IST
AP |

Gender Question | JK’s Rowling’s new X post, and the limits of its logic

Much has been written about the Harry Potter series author's ideas about trans identity, but not enough has been said on her anxieties — and ours — about gender

 A flag supporting the rights of transpersons at a demonstration(WikiCommons)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 04:50 PM IST
ByDhamini Ratnam

A feminist approach to gender-based violence policymaking in India

This paper is authored by Farheen Nahvi, ORF.

Gender Equality.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 02:45 PM IST
ByORF

US State Dept cautions workers about ‘misgendering’ amid rising global conflicts

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken directed State Department workers not to use gendered terminology such as "mother," "father," and "manpower".

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(AP )
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 06:17 PM IST

UK lawmaker calls for posthumous gender recognition for transgender individuals

Labour Party MP Charlotte Nichols has asked amendments in Britain's Gender Recognition Act (GRA) of 2004 to allow posthumous changes to gender.

A lawmaker in the United Kingdom has demanded a law to allow changing of legally recognised gender of transgender persons to match their actual gender identity, after their death.(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 09:19 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Cop who underwent sex change surgery becomes father

A police constable in Mumbai, Lalit Salve, who underwent sex-reassignment surgery to become a man, has become a father and plans to provide a gender-neutral environment for his child. Salve, who underwent the surgery in 2017, is now offering counselling to others seeking sex reassignment. He highlighted the importance of family support and warned about the high cost of private surgery, with only two public hospitals in Mumbai offering the procedure. The surgery process typically takes more than two years, including pre-operative counselling and hormone therapy.

Cop who underwent sex change surgery becomes father
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 07:54 AM IST

SC notice to Centre, UP and Gujarat over sacking of a trans woman teacher

The petitioner is seeking reinstatement and proper guidelines to prevent discrimination against transgender individuals.

The Supreme Court bench admitted the petition moved by Jane Kaushik (AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 02:51 AM IST

SC notice to Centre, UP and Gujarat over sacking of trans woman teacher

The petitioner said she was fired by a private school in UP in December 2022 and told not to join by a Gujarat school in July 2023 for being open about her gender identity

The Supreme Court told the Centre, UP and Gujarat to respond to the trans woman teacher’s petition within four weeks (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 01:48 PM IST

Miss Universe 2023: Meet two transgender participants whose win can make history

Miss Universe 2023 opens new chapter with transgender inclusion and if either of the two transwomen emerge victorious, they will make history to don the crown

Miss Universe 2023: Meet the two transgender participants whose win can make history (Photo by Twitter/Winwineklabu)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 07:28 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Women-only Grace Hopper tech fair overrun by men identifying as ‘women’

One of the few women-only tech conferences in America was overun by men.

ScreenGrab (TikTok)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:31 PM IST

Alice Cooper slams gender-affirming care for trans kids, calls it 'fad'

Rock icon Alice Cooper raises concerns about gender-affirming care for transgender youth, characterizing it as a potential "fad."

US singer Alice Cooper with the band Hollywood Vampires during the Hellfest Summer Open Air rock festival in Clisson, western France, on June 15, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Aug 24, 2023 10:20 PM IST

California expands travel ban to three states over transgender student-athlete

California has added Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming to its travel ban list due to laws that limit the rights of transgender students in school sports.

Demonstrators lift Pride and Transgender flags as they sit on a road during a 'day of resistance' to protest the Israeli government's judicial overhaul bill, in Tel Aviv on July 18, 2023. The proposals have divided the nation and triggered one of the biggest protest movements in Israel's history since being unveiled in January by the hard-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 08:42 AM IST

Montana teen blames TikTok for fake transgender identity decides to detransition

After living as a male for two years, a teen from Montana decided to detransition, realizing that she had been misled by online trends and influencers

Ash Eskridge, now 16, revealed that after spending countless hours on TikTok, she became convinced that transitioning was the solution to her struggles with depression.
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:35 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

‘Cis is ideological language’ J.K. Rowling sparks controversy on Twitter

Twitter controversy ignited by J.K. Rowling and Elon Musk as they discuss the terms "cis" and "cisgender."

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 29, 2022 British writer JK Rowling poses on the red carpet after arriving to attend the World Premiere of the film
Published on Jun 22, 2023 10:11 PM IST

Brian Austin Green calls out Instagram user who called him a ‘bad father’

“People like this have lost their minds,” Brian Austin Green wrote on his Instagram story, responding to a social media user who called him a “bad father"

Brian Austin Green attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 27, 2023 (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 08:21 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Demi Lovato is “exhausted” of explaining ‘they/them’ pronouns

Singer Demi Lovato has returned to ‘she/her’ pronouns since she got “exhausted” of explaining her gender identity and the significance of ‘they/them’ pronouns.

Demi Lovato's debut podcast to explore art, LGBTQ rights, nature, mental health(Twitter/artstartingover/ddlovato)
Published on Jun 15, 2023 11:21 PM IST
ByVrinda Rastogi

Pride Month: How to educate kids about sexual orientation and gender identity

Break free from societal expectations and empower your child to explore their true gender identity. Here are tips to support their journey of self-discovery.

As a parent, it's important to create a supportive environment for your child to understand and embrace diversity. (Unsplash)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 03:31 PM IST

It is fundamental right of individuals to choose their sex, gender: Rajasthan HC

Stating every person has the right to fully enjoy all human rights, a single bench of justice Anoop Kumar Dhand ordered the authorities to consider modifying the service record of a person who was assigned the female gender at birth

Rajasthan high court (File Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2023 05:23 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra

Transgender person has rights under DV Act once gender is chosen: HC

The Bombay high court has ruled that a transgender person can claim compensation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, rejecting a man's appeal against paying maintenance to his transgender partner. The court held that the Act was gender neutral and the man could not refuse to pay maintenance on the grounds that the transgender person was not a woman and had undergone gender reassignment surgery. The ruling noted that a transgender person who has undergone surgery to change gender to female is an "aggrieved person" under the Act.

HT Image
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Scotland passes gender recognition reform bill

The legislation, which garnered 86 votes in favour but 39 against on Thursday (Local Time), was voted through following a marathon week of parliamentary scrutiny.

A member of the Scottish Family Party, left, speaks with a supporter of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill (Scotland) during a protest outside the Scottish Parliament, ahead of a debate on the bill, in Edinburgh. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 04:04 PM IST
ANI |

Child marriages went up during Covid, Karnataka topped the list

Experts claim that the numbers are higher than what has been reported. Reason like poverty, illiteracy, superstition, a lack of knowledge about child marriage laws, a lack of interest in educating girl children, and traditional wishes are cited behind this large number of cases. 

In the year 2020-21, Karnataka saw a double increase in the number of child marriage cases.
Published on Mar 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education

The study has been authored by Shilpa Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation

Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Swiss to permit simple legal gender transition from Jan. 1

Switzerland citizens will be able to legally change their gender from 2022, placing the country at forefront of Europe's gender self-identification initiative. 

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.(AP)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Reuters | , Zurich

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

Crypto artwork by 18-year-old transgender artist Victor Langlois, on gender transition, fetches $2.16 million at Christie's online auction. It represents Langlois' life as he discovered his gender identity and transitioned from female to male between the ages of 14 and 18.

Still from video,
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Reuters |

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

The surveys show changing ideas of sexuality and increasing acceptability towards different sexual preferences in both the countries.

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.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 01, 2021 06:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Mallika Soni

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

The census, which will be held on March 21 in all regions except Scotland, will include the question after asking for people's legal sex, Professor Sir Ian Diamond told BBC radio.

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. (AFP)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST
AFP |

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

People can now select gender-neutral pronouns when contacting the U.S. government, as President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on his first day in office, including an order tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people.

People who identify as non-binary - neither male nor female - can now select the gender-neutral title
Published on Jan 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Reuters |

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

A new study found that bisexuality is the identity most associated with smoking, especially around the time of coming out.

Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Man, I feel like a woman!

Presenting the confessions of a gender-bending fashionista, who questions rigidity, but dislikes skirts.

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
Hindustan Times | ByBharat Gupta

For marriage ‘equality’ that is truly equal

Marriage equality, at a bare minimum, must allow consenting adults to enter into this form of partnership, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, across castes and religions

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