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In a first, affordable housing scheme for transgenders proposed in Maharashtra

“The beneficiaries will have to pay only 10 per cent of the flat price and the balance will be paid through the PMAY and state government” said an official of the state social welfare department.
Bindu Madhav Khire, director of a foundation working for the LGBTQ community warned that there is a possibility of fraud with fake transgender persons taking advantage of the scheme.(HT file)
Bindu Madhav Khire, director of a foundation working for the LGBTQ community warned that there is a possibility of fraud with fake transgender persons taking advantage of the scheme.(HT file)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 01:56 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

US House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage

  • The Respect for Marriage Act would force US states to recognize a valid marriage performed in another state, providing protection for not only same-sex unions but also interracial marriages.
The Respect for Marriage Act was approved in the Democratic-controlled chamber by a vote of 267 to 157, but its prospects are uncertain in the Senate. (AFP)
The Respect for Marriage Act was approved in the Democratic-controlled chamber by a vote of 267 to 157, but its prospects are uncertain in the Senate. (AFP)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 06:00 AM IST
AFP |

Khaled Hosseini shares emotional post after daughter comes out as transgender

  • Khaled Hosseini has taken to his Instagram page to share that his daughter, Haris, has come out to the world as transgender yesterday.
Haris, Khaled Hosseini's daughter who recently came out as transgender. (Instagram/@khosseini)
Haris, Khaled Hosseini's daughter who recently came out as transgender. (Instagram/@khosseini)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 02:41 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

London LGBTQ Pride draws a million-strong crowd

  • The Pride parade in the UK capital marked half a century of progress in the fight for LGBTQ equal rights.
Organizers said more than 30,000 people took part in the Pride parade, watched on by a crowd of around a million(Henry Nicholls/REUTERS )
Organizers said more than 30,000 people took part in the Pride parade, watched on by a crowd of around a million(Henry Nicholls/REUTERS )
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:13 PM IST

Pride Matters | Beyond Sec 377, the call for trans equality reaches a crescendo

  • As women's rights are under attack, the precariousness of constitutional rights is brought to the fore. Often forgotten in these conversations — despite two watershed moments guaranteeing the rights of the queer community — are the unmet demands of the trans community
Everyone needs to join the battle for trans rights, because the systemic changes required to put these basic rights in place would benefit everyone. (Shutterstock)
Everyone needs to join the battle for trans rights, because the systemic changes required to put these basic rights in place would benefit everyone. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 03:34 PM IST
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