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It’s official: 1 per cent vacancies in Karnataka government jobs reserved for transgender people

The Karnataka government has decided to introduce a reservation of 1 per cent in all vacancies under general merit, SC, ST and OBC categories for transgender community

Published on 7th July 2021
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Transgender students get placed at Chennai Corp, Metro Rail after skilling course at LIBA

These 30 students were trained in a three-month-long certification course at Loyola College of Business Administration

Published on 10th May 2021
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How one trans woman has resisted the lure of the city and set up a small town catering business that's serving up a storm

How starting and sustaining a business in a small town is a whole different experience for a transgender woman is a story by itself. For Shyamala, it's the story of her life

Published on 23rd April 2021
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Reclaiming their roots: The fascinating story behind India’s first transgender-run milk cooperative

Seven months after the Manthithope Transgenders' Milk Producers' Cooperative in Tamil Nadu was inaugurated, we look at how it has helped the community carve out a space that they can call their own

Published on 23rd April 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Transgenders recognised as the third gender by the Supreme Court

In today's #TBT, we recall the landmark judgement delivered by India's top court. The judgement recognised the rights of the transgender as human rights and what a day it was. Let's recollect...

Published on 15th April 2021
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Lost in Translation: Why do Indian elections not have enough transgender candidates?

Transgenders need more representation, for that they need empowerment and for that, they need more representation — is it a vicious cycle with no end?

Published on 4th April 2021
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How this 16-year-old's poetry book will help uplift the transgender community in Delhi

A 16-year-old poet and author from Gurugram, Saranya Bhattacharjya shares why she had the idea of compiling her poems into a book and how that will help the transgender community

Published on 23rd February 2021
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This Tiruchy school called a transperson as the chief guest for their Republic Day celebration. Here's why it's an awesome gesture  

Speaking to the students, Sneha said that this was one of the proudest moments of her life and she spoke to them about inclusion and all the things she had learnt along the way

Published on 27th January 2021
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Transgender woman starts cafe in Noida, hopes to inspire others from 'community'

Urooz Hussain, a transgender woman, has started a cafe at Sector 119, Noida and hopes that this will inspire others from her "community"

Published on 28th December 2020
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Why you should read about transgender folk artist Manjamma Jogathi's life in this Kannada book

Manjamma Jogathi, a transgender and popular folk artist speaks about her life story being turned into a book and the need of queer literature in Kannada languages

Published on 15th November 2020
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Beating stigma with positivity: How Kerala's transgenders are carrying the state's education legacy forward

This year, eighteen transgender students passed the Kerala Government's Class XII equivalency examination. We spoke to three of them and understood their backstories

Published on 28th October 2020
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How the country’s first transgender-run Milk Cooperative Society in Kovilpatti has given them hope and an identity

Activist Grace Banu credits the District Collector, the District Revenue Officer and the relentless hard work of the transgender community in setting up the Cooperative

Published on 21st October 2020
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By the time we get documents to get supplies, we'll be dead: How India's Transgenders have been hit by lockdown

Most transgender persons do not have government ID proofs like Aadhaar, DL, Passport, PAN, Ration, Voter ID cards and end up getting excluded even out of Food Security despite the Food Security Act  

Published on 29th March 2020
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Kolkata's transgender community welcomes free ration by the state government

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee this week had announced free rations for the transgenders till June 2021, which could be availed through the token system

Published on 20th August 2020
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West Bengal private buses to now reserve two seats for transgender persons

Joint Council of Bus Syndicates general secretary Tapan Banerjee said two seats in every bus associated with the organisation will be marked as "Tridhara"

Published on 17th August 2020

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