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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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'We will not stop fighting': TN transgender activist, Grace Banu on recently passed Transgender Bill, 2019  

The Students Federation of India, Ambedkarite groups and many students organisations have extended support in protesting against the 'dispiriting Bill'

Published on 28th November 2019
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  SFI sweeps the University College polls, landslide victory for most seats

The college had witnessed democratic elections for the first time in 18 years. KSU and AISF also fought the polls this year

Published on 27th September 2019
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Abused women can get legal, police aid through 24x7 TN Govt helpline 181

Women who face any kind of trouble in public places, their homes or workplace, can dial the number to get legal or police aid and medical services

Published on 11th December 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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Are your breasts real: Horrifying questions that schools asked a Bengali trans-teacher that pushed her to revolt

With a decade of teaching experience, Suchitra likes to be around children. She says that children are nice if you give them love they will love you back, and not judge you like adults

Published on 24th June 2018
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At 68, HIV+ transgender activist Noori Saleem is 'amma' to 45 children with HIV. This is her inspiring story

Noori has fought two of society’s biggest taboos – being a transgender person and HIV/AIDS – to spread awareness and become a mother to 45 HIV positive children

Published on 30th October 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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Bengaluru artist Shilo Shiv Suleman’s 'Fearless Collective' is replacing fear with love through art

In a world that is turning unsafe by the day, Shilo Shiv Suleman and her Collective are working towards creating safer spaces, dissolving borders and creating love

Published on 22nd June 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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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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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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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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Catch Eve Ensler's iconic The Vagina Monologues at Mayfair Convention in Bhubaneshwar

Tanaya Patnaik, the organiser of the play The Vagina Monologues wonders if it’s the name that has Bhubaneswar sitting up and taking notice

Published on 24th February 2018
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CBSE Class 10 results: 13 students share the top position with 499 out of 500 marks

The Trivandrum region performed the best with a pass percentage of 99.85, followed by Chennai and Ajmer with 99 and 95.89 respectively

Published on 6th May 2019

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