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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

BIHAR GOVT TO PATNA HIGH COURT : WILL SET UP SPECIAL TRANS POLICE UNITS IN EACH DISTRICT

In an affidavit submitted to the Patna High Court, Bihar Government has said that it is committed to “respectful representation” of transgender people in public employment, and will set up a separate…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

Why Jammu’s transgender community hit the streets in protest

Several groups of the community came together at Bikram Chowk on January 21, 2021 to take out a nude protest. Four transgender persons were allegedly abudcted and forcefuly castrated by rival groups…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Mangaluru: In a first, Congress elects transgender as office-bearer

Life has been a roller-coaster ride for 32-year old Sanjana Chalavadi, but consistency and dedication made her the first one from the community to become a general secretary of the Mangaluru City…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT Members Across India Reaching Delhi In Support Of Chakka Jaam

Thousands of farmers camping in the national capital since November 2020 against the central government’s three farm bills have gained national and international momentum. Navya Singh, a Trans-Woman Model was born as…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

Central government to respond on pleas to recognise same-sex marriage

The Delhi High Court Friday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to three separate pleas, including by two couples, seeking that same-sex marriage be recognised…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Separate public toilets for trans community to come up soon in New Delhi

Members of the transgender community will now be able to use public toilets exclusively made for them in New Delhi. In the annual budget for 2021-22, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been a “great equaliser” for India’s queer population

In a nation roiled with socio-political anxieties, Covid-19 amplified our sense of impending doom: a quiet cough ringing alarm bells in our heads, while the morning news kept getting darker by the…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

South Asia’s LGBT Muslims turn to social media for support

Shahamat Uddin moved to the United States recently to look for a better future after living in fear for his life as a marginalized gay man in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. The numerous instances…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

Bihar: Transgenders to be recruited into police either through direct appointment or competitive exam, reservations to be provided

The Bihar Police will now recruit people from the transgender community into its ranks after the state home department notified the matter following high-level discussions. According to reports, reservations will also be…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

Court extends Centre last chance to reply to pleas seeking recognition for same-sex marriage

The Delhi High Court Friday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to three separate pleas, including by two couples, seeking that same-sex marriage be recognised…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2021

Our rules don’t permit it — NCC chief on enrolment of transgenders in the corps

Observing that the current rules did not permit enrollment of transgenders, National Cadet Corps (NCC) head Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich on Friday said NCC would need “numbers” of the third gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

LGBTQ, women: Draft science policy aims for inclusion, equity

In some path-breaking suggestions to promote inclusion of marginalised groups in science, a new draft policy on science and technology proposes that at least 30 per cent representation be ensured for women…

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