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You didn't say transgenders need 50 percent marks: How the Madras High Court shut down the State's argument against transgender student Tharika Banu

The State claimed that Tharika Banu did not have enough marks to get a seat, the Court said their prospectus didn't mention transgenders and thus the cut-off did not apply to them

Published on 1st December 2017
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By April, TN's transgenders will be able to get government jobs under a separate quota

The Madras High Court ordered the government to frame suitable rules and also asked them to undertake a survey of transgenders across TN. Activists and transgenders are thrilled at the move

Published on 30th November 2017
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Siddha College to reserve seat for transgender after Madras HC's landmark judgement

Tarika Banu will be allowed to get admitted to a Siddha College of her liking one week from now but Grace Banu says the fight is far from over

Published on 27th November 2017
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#TransgenderDay: Here are 4 Transgender activists who made this country a better place

Why is it important to remember the transgenders? For one, they have managed to make it in a world that still sees them as peculiar and unnatural. That deserves some respect

Published on 20th November 2017
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First transgender to finish +2 in TN, Tarika Banu moves HC after being denied med seat to study Siddha 

Tarika was in the news for finishing school as a 'transgender'. Now, she hasn't been given the seat she applied for, so she's fighting to get what she believes is hers by right. Will she win?

Published on 17th October 2017
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Dhanam is MSU's first transgender student under their 'free edu' scheme. How she went from dancing on stage to rejoining college will move you 

The Tirunelveli-based university is hopeful that after this, more transgenders will come forward to take up their offer of joining their colleges at no cost at all

Published on 15th October 2017
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Bullying, a menace to education system: High time we understand this, say international researchers

The study found that transgender and female students are more at risk of polyvictimisation- multiple forms of victimisation

Published on 12th October 2017
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Transgender activist Gauri Sawant on how motherhood has changed her 

Ahead of her talk at TEDxHyderabad, Mumbai-based Gauri Sawant who shot to fame with the Vicks AD #TouchOfCare, talks about life post the AD

Published on 17th September 2017
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WTF! From combatting eve-teasing to domestic abuse, transgender Apsara's task force to be a one-stop support system for women

She will bring together 10 high profile advisory members including lawyers, police officers and government officials to provide women with legal aid, police protection and the like

Published on 23rd August 2017
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Transgender alleges TNPSC of malpractice, Madras HC impleads police, TV channel on the exam "scam" case

Swapna, a transgender who sat for the prelims and the mains said that her appointment was cancelled

Published on 10th August 2017
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School authorities forced Indian-American transgender student to dress up as a boy. Here's how she gave them solid gender awareness lessons    

The school in California didn't allow Nikki Brar to wear school's girls' uniform, use the girls' bathroom, or be called a "she". In retaliation, she and her family decided to sue the school over this

Published on 8th August 2017
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Here is a chance for you to get classes from the best teachers around

Coursera is a digital learning platform based in the US which can provide you with classes from Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners and the best teachers around the globe

Published on 31st July 2017
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Forget being a doctor, TN's first transgender to clear 12th grade won't even get a Siddha seat because the form doesn't have the third gender listed

Tarika Banu faces another challenge — no third gender box in college admission form. And, this is despite SC's order directing the option to be present on all official forms 

 

Published on 3rd August 2017
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Don't be surprised if you visit a library and the book looks like your uncle and decides to chat you up. Welcome to the world of Human Libraries

Printed books are so yesterday. Being a human book in a Human Library where people can ask you pretty much anything is the new cool. Check out this trend that's taking libraries by storm

Published on 16th July 2017
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Meet Ponni K, the transwoman who gives free Bharatanatyam lessons free to the slum kids of Chennai

Ponni K, the much-educated transwoman who’s been teaching Bharatanatyam for free to slum kids in the city of Chennai talks about her journey as a teacher

Published on 1st June 2017

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