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For Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, growing up transperson in India means a relentless othering

“Growing up trans means a relentless othering”

By Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST
  • Karnataka’s first transgender doctor tells her story of transition and celebrating self-love
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Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional(Pexels)
Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional(Pexels)

Alabama judge declares transgender driver's license policy as unconstitutional

AP, Montgomery
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:48 AM IST
  • US District Judge Myron Thompson, on Friday, said that the policy stating that people, "can only change the sex designation on their driver's licenses by changing their genitalia," is unconstitutional.
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Under the scheme, Rs 1000 per month would be given to each third gender student studying in Class 7 to Class 10 for a period of 10 months. Image used for representational purposes. (HT Photo by Sunil Ghosh)
Under the scheme, Rs 1000 per month would be given to each third gender student studying in Class 7 to Class 10 for a period of 10 months. Image used for representational purposes. (HT Photo by Sunil Ghosh)

Kerala extends education scholarship, wedding grant for transgenders

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:45 PM IST
The scholarship scheme is targeted at the trans students, studying from seventh standard to colleges in the government, aided and self-financing educational institutions.
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While the elderly battled high susceptibility to Covid-19, transgenders and the disabled population were hit by its social repercussions.(Pixabay)
While the elderly battled high susceptibility to Covid-19, transgenders and the disabled population were hit by its social repercussions.(Pixabay)

Transgenders, elderly and disabled population had a difficult 2020

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:57 PM IST
While the elderly battled high susceptibility to Covid-19, transgenders and the disabled population were hit by its social repercussions.
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Shaine Soni on rising from Delhi studio to Miss Trans Queen India 2020(Instagram/reenarai_mtqi)
Shaine Soni on rising from Delhi studio to Miss Trans Queen India 2020(Instagram/reenarai_mtqi)

Fashion designer Shaine Soni shares her journey from Delhi studio to bring crowned Miss Trans Queen India 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:42 PM IST
From making clothes for her Barbie dolls to having her own label, Nude and recently winning the Miss Trans Queen India 2020 pageant, Shaine Soni spills the beans on her journey and about the fashion world bringing her comfort and acceptance
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File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)
File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)

Kerala HC pulls up Centre for exclusion of transgenders in NCC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:02 PM IST
“The world has progressed, you cannot remain in the 19th century,” the judge told its counsel.
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Sharad is thankful to Akshay Kumar who recommended his name for the transgender’s role in Laxmii.
Sharad is thankful to Akshay Kumar who recommended his name for the transgender’s role in Laxmii.

I knew my role in Laxmii was a cameo but it had a lot of emotions: Sharad Kelkar

By Kavita Awaasthi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The actor says he is getting more than expected as the audiences have loved his performance and how he felt the pain of the transgenders when he heard their stories
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The first meeting of the NCTP was held through video conference on Thursday, chaired by Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot(AFP (Representative Image))
The first meeting of the NCTP was held through video conference on Thursday, chaired by Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot(AFP (Representative Image))

Government deliberating on making special card for trans members to link them to welfare schemes

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The Centre had in August constituted the National Council for Transgender Persons (NCTP) to formulate policies, programmes, draft legislation and projects regarding members of the community for achieving equality and full participation by them.
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The UP Kinnar Akhada Parishad had demanded for the constitution of the transgender welfare board after the Supreme Court in its order in 2014 recognised transgender as the third gender. (HT Photo)
The UP Kinnar Akhada Parishad had demanded for the constitution of the transgender welfare board after the Supreme Court in its order in 2014 recognised transgender as the third gender. (HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh to set up transgender welfare board

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:11 AM IST
The transgender welfare board will identify transgenders across UP, enlist them, issue identity cards, get them enrolled in educational institutions, provide them accommodation under various hostel and housing schemes of the state government.
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Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)
Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)

National Council for Transgender Persons formed

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The council – India’s first and formed under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 – was announced in a gazette notification issued late on Friday.
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Justice AN Mittal, chairman of the state law commission, had drawn the attention of the state government toward the inheritance laws that left out the transgender. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
Justice AN Mittal, chairman of the state law commission, had drawn the attention of the state government toward the inheritance laws that left out the transgender. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

Transgenders get right to inherit agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 02:32 PM IST
A revenue department officer said the state cabinet earlier this week cleared an amendment to the UP Revenue Code of 2006 for inclusion of third gender in the nomenclature.
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Jaya says the mightiest and the weakest are affected by corona.(Photo: Instagram)
Jaya says the mightiest and the weakest are affected by corona.(Photo: Instagram)

Jaya Bhattacharya helps transgenders and sex workers

By Kavita Awaasthi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Actor Jaya Bhattacharya recently distributed ration packets to transgenders and sex workers in Kamathipura. “We need to help people who are not seen out there on a daily basis,” she says
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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in central Srinagar on June 10, 2020.(AFP)
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in central Srinagar on June 10, 2020.(AFP)

MHA seeks CAPFs views on recruiting ‘transgender’ assistant commandants

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:20 PM IST
In a letter to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the MHA on Wednesday asked the forces to send their comments for incorporating the issues on transgender as ‘third gender’.
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The memberships to those 50 people will be handed out by state Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran in a function at party state headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, PCC vice-president KP Anil Kumar said. (Photo @MullappallyR)
The memberships to those 50 people will be handed out by state Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran in a function at party state headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, PCC vice-president KP Anil Kumar said. (Photo @MullappallyR)

Congress to open transgender cell in Kerala, 50 to be given membership

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 08:10 PM IST
The party leaders said the initiative is the first of its kind in any political outfit and has the blessings of the high command.
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Necessary logistics are to be arranged by the health and family welfare department in case of Imphal East centre while social welfare department for the Imphal West centre.(DIPR Manipur)
Necessary logistics are to be arranged by the health and family welfare department in case of Imphal East centre while social welfare department for the Imphal West centre.(DIPR Manipur)

Covid-19 update: Dedicated quarantine centres for transgenders in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:38 PM IST
Necessary logistics are to be arranged by the health and family welfare department in case of Imphal East centre while social welfare department for the Imphal West centre.
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Non-governmental organisations and community networks are providing support but that, she said, isn’t enough. “The government needs to provide for us,” a transwoman from Cuttack said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO ( representative image))
Non-governmental organisations and community networks are providing support but that, she said, isn’t enough. “The government needs to provide for us,” a transwoman from Cuttack said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO ( representative image))

Problems mount for trans people during Covid-19 lockdown

By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 07:57 PM IST
As the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown continues, several members of the community said the livelihoods of hundreds of transgender people remain disrupted, with many struggling for their daily needs.
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While other daily wage earners have some social network, this is an isolated and a highly ostracized community(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
While other daily wage earners have some social network, this is an isolated and a highly ostracized community(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Thanks to social prejudice, transgenders are a neglected lot

By Shara Ashraf Prayag | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Transgenders are facing neglect in this distressing phase due to bias that runs deeps in the society. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has come to their rescue
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Transgenders hurl stones at police post, case registered in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Were demanding release of a rape accused; Two police personnel were injured in the incident.
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The headquarters of Airports Authority of India is seen in this file photo.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint Photo)
The headquarters of Airports Authority of India is seen in this file photo.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint Photo)

Airports Authority to appoint transgenders, those suffering from Down Syndrome at Northeast airports

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Agartala
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:31 AM IST
The AAI has connected Mizoram and Nagaland previous year and is currently working to connect all the NE states in the region.
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Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Queer Pride March(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Queer Pride March(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

India’s first university for transgender community to come up in UP’s Kushinagar

By Press Trust of India | Gorakhpur
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 10:45 AM IST
The university, which will come up in Fazilnagar block of Kushinagar district, is being built by the Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education service trust).
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The school for transgenders will be set up in the Naktanha Mishra village.(HT file)
The school for transgenders will be set up in the Naktanha Mishra village.(HT file)

School for transgenders in Uttar Pradesh soon

By Indo Asian News Service | Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 06:20 PM IST
An initiative by the Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Shiksha Sewa Trust, the school will help bring the third gender in the social and cultural mainstream.
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First transgender library opens in Madurai. (Representational image)(HT file)
First transgender library opens in Madurai. (Representational image)(HT file)

First transgender library opens in India

By Asian News International | Madurai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Launched in 2016, the centre focuses on the promotion of transgender people and making people aware of the no-binary gender.
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A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)
A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)

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

By ANI | Washington DC
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:30 AM IST
The study found that students whose gender identity differs from the sex assigned to them at birth are more likely to experience mental health problems.
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American beauty brand Victoria’s Secret’s newly hired first transgender model Valentina Sampaio believes her selection is a “victory for society” and plans to change the “status quo not only in fashion but in society”.(Valentina Sampaio ‘s Instagram)
American beauty brand Victoria’s Secret’s newly hired first transgender model Valentina Sampaio believes her selection is a “victory for society” and plans to change the “status quo not only in fashion but in society”.(Valentina Sampaio ‘s Instagram)

Victoria’s Secret’s first transgender model plans to change ‘status quo in society’

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:15 PM IST
News of Valentina Sampaio joining the brand comes less than a year after the lingerie company faced backlash after an executive commented about transgender people walking in its annual fashion show in an interview with Vogue as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
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For the study, the research team examined medical records of two transgender women who tried to preserve their sperm after stopping hormone therapy and compared their semen quality against eight other transgender women who elected to preserve their sperm before beginning therapy.(AFP)
For the study, the research team examined medical records of two transgender women who tried to preserve their sperm after stopping hormone therapy and compared their semen quality against eight other transgender women who elected to preserve their sperm before beginning therapy.(AFP)

Sperm production may be possible in transgenders

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 03:38 PM IST
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that one transgender woman was able to produce viable sperm after a few months of discontinuing her puberty-halting medication whereas a different patient on hormone therapy could not produce sperm during the time she could psychologically tolerate being off her medication.
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Majority of students from these institutions are appointed as primary teachers in the civic body-run and Delhi government schools. Many of them also join private schools.(HT Photo)
Majority of students from these institutions are appointed as primary teachers in the civic body-run and Delhi government schools. Many of them also join private schools.(HT Photo)

Delhi govt launches curriculum for making teachers sensitive to issues of transgenders

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 10:45 PM IST
The Delhi government’s State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) runs nine such DIETs in the city which offer elementary teacher education courses.
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SPACE, a Delhi-based NGO, in collaboration with directorate of education (DoE), with support from the Netherlands Embassy, recognized the 28 schools.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
SPACE, a Delhi-based NGO, in collaboration with directorate of education (DoE), with support from the Netherlands Embassy, recognized the 28 schools.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

28 Delhi schools declared transgender- inclusive

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:59 AM IST
The schools — 25 of which are government-run in localities such as Seelampur, Batla House, Siraspur Badli, Shahdra, and Rohini —were deemed inclusive on the basis of their actions, such as allotting separate toilet facilities for gender non-conforming children and conducting sessions on transgender-related issues.
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EC’s step to rope in transgenders in its SVEEP programme in Delhi is to encourage more transgenders to enrol as voters and exercise their franchise.(Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
EC’s step to rope in transgenders in its SVEEP programme in Delhi is to encourage more transgenders to enrol as voters and exercise their franchise.(Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: EC ropes in transgenders to motivate people to vote in north Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 11:08 AM IST
The campaign by the transgenders was part of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme of the Election Commission to encourage more transgenders to enrol as voters and exercise their franchise.
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It was a festival-like atmosphere at Pujari Park Marriage Palace here where the weddings took place as per Hindu traditions.(Photo: Twitter/ANI)
It was a festival-like atmosphere at Pujari Park Marriage Palace here where the weddings took place as per Hindu traditions.(Photo: Twitter/ANI)

15 trans-women tie the knot in a mass wedding in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India | Raipur
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 09:17 AM IST
In 2014, the Supreme Court recognised transgenders as a “third gender” and ensured that they enjoy constitutional rights and freedom, following which the couple decided to live together openly.
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Only nine transgender voters from Gurugram are enrolled in the ‘others’ category in the electoral list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 12.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File PHOTO)
Only nine transgender voters from Gurugram are enrolled in the ‘others’ category in the electoral list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 12.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Only 9 transgenders from Gurugram enrolled as voters

By Sadia Akhtar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2019 05:37 AM IST
Transgender activists said that many people refrain from enrolling themselves due to the stigma that they face at every level.
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