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Tag: Transgender

Poster of 'T' Unveiled In Cannes
India at Cannes: 'T' poster, trailer unveiled highlighting issues of Odisha transgender community

'T' also showcases her life's journey, her marriage, and her struggles to help each and every one of the transgender community, helping them improve their livelihood. The launch was graced by actor Inaam ul Haq, actor Rishi Bhutani, and actor-producer Jitendra Rai.

Transgender In The Corporator Race
Odisha Urban Polls: Cuttack's Lone Transgender Candidate Bats For Slum Dwellers' Rights

Tina alias Tanushree Behera(28) has been involved in social work for more than 10 years now. She belongs to the transgender community. And she is the only contestant of her gender in the fray for the position of Corporator in the entire municipality.

SMILE- scheme for transgender
Centre Launches Welfare Scheme For Transgender Community

The Ministry has allocated Rs 365 crore for the scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26 for the social security that is needed through multiple dimensions of identity, medical care, education, occupational opportunities and shelter, a statement from the Ministry said.

37 Cr Inoculated Across India After 175 Days Of COVID Vaccination Drive
Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Ensure 100% Vaccine Coverage Of Transgenders

Odisha government asked officials to facilititate COVID-19 vaccination of transgenders without any discrimination or causing any inconvenience and social stigma 

Breaking Stereotypes: Transgenders Observe Sabitri Brata In Odisha Capital

Clad with bright and colourful sarees, some members of the transgender community observed the holy festival in a subdued manner in the Capital City with strict adherence to Covid-19 norms

Transcending Gender: A Life With Dignity And Livelihood

Bhubaneswar: Transgenders were a respected community in ancient India. There was acceptability of them in the society. People used to pay them respect and even take blessings from them in those times. But during the colonial era the British enacted the criminal tribes act of 1871. The act criminalised the transgender community in India. According […]

Sarah McBride Becomes 1st Transgender US State Senator

Washington: Sarah McBride, a prominent American advocate for LGBTQ rights, has become the first and only openly transgender state senator in the US after winning the race in Delaware. With the win on Tuesday night, the 30-year-old Democrat has also become the country’s highest-ranking transgender official. Taking to Twitter, McBride wrote: “We did it. We […]

Lok Sabha passes Transgender persons protection of rights bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was passed by a voice vote amid noisy protests by some opposition parties over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury not being allowed to speak on […]

India set to get first dedicated LGBT hiring consultancy

Mumbai: Almost a year after the landmark Supreme Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality, India is set to get its first dedicated hiring consultancy firm for the members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning) community. At present, even after the change in law, members of India’s LGBTIQ community lag behind their western counterparts […]

Transgenders stage dharna outside Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: A group of trangenders on Saturday staged a dharna in front of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s residence here and submitted a memorandum to the Bhubaneswar Mayor alleging that they have been deprived, through a directive issued by the Secretary of the Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) department asking them to […]

Mahila Congress gets first transgender general secretary in Apsara Reddy

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appointed Apsara Reddy as the national general secretary of its women wing — All India Mahila Congress (AIMC)– making her the first transgender woman to be an office-bearer of the party. The journalist-turned-politician was appointed to the post by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the presence of Lok Sabha […]

Training for women and transgenders to make cotton bags: BeMC

Berhampur: Ahead of the proposed ban on plastic bags in parts of Odisha from October 2, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has started imparting training to women self help groups and a transgender batch on making cotton bags. About 100 women are taking training on making cotton bags which will be required after imposition of […]

Transgender kicked out of US restaurant over bathroom use

Washington: A transgender was kicked out of a restaurant here after she refused to show her ID confirming she was a female in order to use the women bathroom. Charlotte Clymer, an activist who works with the Human Rights Campaign, recalled her ordeal on Twitter, saying she was celebrating a bachelorette party on Friday with […]

Twitter censors 'bisexual' hashtag, apologises to users

San Francisco: Twitter which updated its policies last week to fight abuse in an efficient way has come under fire for censoring LGBTQ terms like “bisexual” on its platform. According to The Verge on Monday, while updating its policies, the micro-blogging website also censored the “bisexual” hashtag under its adult content rules. The biggest updates […]

Acid attack victims, transgender get jobs in Delhi HC

New Delhi: Five acid attack victims and a transgender on Wednesday joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, which, in a unique gesture, gave them employment after their plight was brought to the notice of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. A source close to Justice Mittal’s office said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by […]

Thrashing of transgender sparks tension at Cuttack Railway station

Cuttack: Tension prevailed on the premises of Railway Protection Force (RPF) office located at Cuttack Railway station when more than hundred transgenders sat on a dharna demanding action against an officer who thrashed two transgenders. As per allegations, a RPF officer asked for money from the two transgenders at the Cuttack station. When they refused […]

Prince William
Prince William honoured for supporting LGBT community

London: Prince William was honoured for supporting the LGBT– lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — community and said “nobody should be bullied for their sexuality”, the media reported. The Duke of Cambridge was named “straight ally of the year” at the British LGBT Awards on Friday evening, the BBC reported. “It’s so important to be proud […]

Meghna Sahoo
Transgender to contest Rajya Sabha by-poll in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to raise transgender issues in the parliament, transgender Meghna Sahoo on Thursday purchased the nomination form for the Rajya Sabha election. Meghna was the first person to purchase the nomination form required to contest the polls to the upper house of parliament from Odisha Assembly secretariat. The 30-year-old transgender, accompanied by […]

Transgender pushed out of train
Eunuch pushed off train: RPF CB starts probe

Bhubaneswar: A Crime Branch team of Railway Police Force (RPF) started investigation into the case in which a transgender was pushed out of a moving train at Jajpur road recently. The investigating team met the victim, Anu, a resident of Habalganda village under Rajkanika block in Kendrapara district. She was interrogated by the team about […]

World of transgenders
The Little Known World of Transgenders

By Sandeep  Sahu Think of transgenders and the images that come flashing across the mind are those of garishly painted wannabe women landing up at your place for the customary bakhsis whenever there a birth in the family, seeking to fleece unsuspecting people in trains, bus stops and other public places with their nauseating antics […]

Transgenders to be appointed as jail warders!

The Odisha government has decided to recruit transgenders as jail warders as per the directive of the Supreme Court

Man detained for ditching 'transgender' wife

Nayagarh: In a bizarre case, a newly-married man was detained by the police for ditching his wife by branding her as a Kinnar (transgender) after medical tests proved otherwise. The incident reported from Dimirijhari area in Nayagarh district has predictably led to a lot of chatter among the locals. The man identified as Anant Nayak […]

Bengal appoints first transgender college principal

Kolkata: In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state, a first for India. Manabi Bandopadhyay, currently associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya, will take over the reins of the Krishnagar Women’s College on June 9. “She is […]