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Tamil Nadu based Sathyasri Sharmila becomes India's first transgender lawyer

36-year-old Sathyasri Sharmila from Tamil Nadu became the first transgender lawyer in India, enrolling herself in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Published on 1st July 2018
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Besides transgenders, India does not recognise other queers as they don't have a 'physical condition'

Transgenders are the only members of the community that are recognised and given special benefits by the country — because they have a biological condition exacerbated by societal stigma

Published on 1st July 2018
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Transgender model Laya tells us what was right and wrong about Njan Marykutty

Laya Maria Jaison talks about how Malayalam flick Njan Marykutty portrayed transgenders in the right spirit while pointing out the film's shortcomings at the same time 

Published on 29th June 2018
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Transgender people have the right to associate with like minded people, can't be confined to a house, says Kerala HC

The Kerala HC dismissed a petition by Tessy, who stated that her 25 year old son Aby was influenced by a 'gang' of Transgender people, and was therefore identifying as transgender himself

Published on 12th June 2018
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These Kovai students have a food truck run by transgenders and it is serving awesomeness! 

The menu was curated and is cooked and served by three transwomen - and Coimbatore's urban young are loving it 

Published on 31st May 2018
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SFI inducts first transgender student to district panel in Thrissur

A popular face in the social media for highlighting the plight of transgender people, Nandhana, hailing from Pullur near Irinjalakkuda, is happy to share the additional responsibility

Published on 24th May 2018
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Chennai start-up PeriFerry helps transgenders find jobs in inclusive companies

Neelam Jain’s social start-up PeriFerry is helping transgenders get normal, everyday jobs through training and counselling

Published on 21st May 2018
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Now Kerala is bringing literacy to tribals and migrant labourers

Kerala has now embarked on a programme to bridge the small gap in its achievements by training illiterates among tribals, scheduled castes, transgenders, and the migrant labor communities

Published on 15th May 2018

Pakistan opens first of its kind school for the transgender community

The first school for transgenders offers a full 12 years of academic education beginning from the primary level to matriculation and then leading up to college.

Published on 16th April 2018
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Remember Tarika Banu? This play will show how a transgender struggles for a dream career

'Sandakkaari', which will be performed on April 14 in Chennai, is the brainchild of Kattiyakkaari — a city-based theatre group, and Trans Rights Now Collective

Published on 9th April 2018
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After 5 months in nursing school, TN transgender says she was kicked out because the DME rejected her application

The 21-year-old student attended five months of nursing school before being told her registration did not go through because the Directorate of Medical Education is not approving her application

Published on 19th February 2018
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Maharashtra soon to be the first state to set up Transgender Welfare Board

Maharashtra will be the first such state to have such a Board and the policy promises various welfare measures for working women in the State

Published on 4th February 2018
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Transgenders, underprivileged students could soon get free correspondence courses at BU

While there are reservations for transgenders in Bangalore university's UG courses, stigma and fear prevent many such students from accepting the course

Published on 3rd December 2017
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Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali's question for Obama silenced the Town Hall. What was that question?

Akkai Padmashali said that across the world, transgenders were facing rejection, even as they are seeking love, affection and acceptability 

Published on 2nd December 2017
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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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