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Inclusivity for the win! Kerala's first all-transgender-run canteen opens in Palakkad

The canteen would be run by a 10-member transgender group supported by Kudumbasree mission, Social Welfare department and the District Panchayat. Authorities had provided training to the group too

Published on 15th December 2019
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In a historic move, Kolkata's Jadavpur University to set up gender-neutral toilets on campus

Students said that the demand for gender-neutral toilets has been long-pending and the recent decision has made all of them happy

Published on 29th November 2019
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Meet Sridevi Londhe, Mumbai University's first official transgender graduate 

Sridevi always wanted to become a doctor but was not able to do so because of her family's economic constraints. We find out more about the struggles she had to face along the way

Published on 12th October 2019
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Only one transgender applies for DU admissions, experts blame lack of infrastructure, stigma

Last year there were applications from transgender aspirants but none of them enrolled for regular courses

Published on 24th June 2019
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Meet Narthaki Nataraj, the first-ever transwoman recipient of the Padma Shri award

54-year-old Narthaki Nataraj opens up about dance and being the first transwoman to receive a Padma Shri award

Published on 26th February 2019
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Meet Daniel Mendonca, the intersex social worker who campaigned for the first gender-neutral toilet in an Indian college

An intersex person, Daniel is now a social worker, working towards the upliftment of the LGBTQIA+ community. Daniel was in Chennai as a TED speaker at GLIM

Published on 22nd February 2019
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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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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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Here's why you should attend TEDxBangalore this Sunday

With speakers ranging from Aanchal Malhotra to Shooter Dadi, this year's edition of TEDxBangalore's theme is Unbreakable

Published on 21st 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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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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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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