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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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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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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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Four months of lockdown later, transgenders struggle for basic sustenance   

Activist Grace Banu has been working to help over 200 transgender citizens across Tamil Nadu

 

Published on 28th June 2020
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How can we respond during lockdown? 150 transgenders write to Govt to protest minute feedback window to crucial act 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment asked the public for feedback on the Draft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020

Published on 30th April 2020
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This NGO in Bengaluru is providing groceries to sex workers across Karnataka during the lockdown

Sangama is raising funds to help sex workers and transgenders. You can also do your bit and contribute your share to help thousands of families across Karnataka  

Published on 3rd April 2020
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First ever transgender library opens in Madurai to increase awareness about the ambisexual people in India

As per the 2011 census, there are 4 lakh 90 thousand transgender people in India and about 21 thousand are in Tamil Nadu

Published on 24th September 2019
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TISS Queer Collective slams transgender activist Laxmi Tripathi for 'Ram Mandir' comments

The queer students on campus claim the activist made savarna Hindutva comments and made queer students feel unsafe and threatened

Published on 18th September 2019
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BBMP to train transgenders in tailoring and computers, setting up new shelter homes for them

Depending on the course, they will be able to stay there for three to six months, free of cost. The department has identified a BBMP property near Upparpet police station for the same

Published on 31st January 2019
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In a first, four DYFI transgender representatives to be part of its state conference

In 2017, DYFI became the first Indian party to extend its membership to Kerala's transgenders; this was followed by the members being chosen as the party's representatives for its state conferennce

Published on 14th November 2018
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Meet the TISS students who made India's first gender-neutral hostel a reality

Transgenders and non-binary students are a rarity on campuses. Queer Collective at Tata Institure of Social Sciences wants to change that by building a comfortable place for them. 

Published on 16th April 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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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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