All of this seems to suggest that the push for transgender rights by the government was never about empowering the 440,000 transgender Indians, but a publicity stunt to showcase inclusive nationalism to the world at large.
It has been criticised by many as it does not provide reservation for employment and education, which is important to ensure social justice to the community.
Previously, activists had called for the full text of the Bill to be made available and had demanded that inputs and suggestions from the community be sought and incorporated into the Bill.
Read in detail the testimonies of nine LGBTI Christians who lives the struggles and threats of being LGBTI in a country that criminalize or prosecute them.
Blued, a gay social networking app that has actively been involved in supporting and encouraging the LGBTQ community has launched an anti-cyberbullying campaign for the LGBTQ community.
Despite the Supreme Court of India scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised gay sex in September 2018, the society has largely remained the same, when it comes to treating people from the LGBTQ community.
The Indian Government must give effect to recent rulings of the Supreme Court and end discrimination and other human rights violations and abuses based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,
Parades to celebrate gay pride were held around the world this weekend, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York.
The pride parade, believed to be Punjab’s first outside of Chandigarh, left the public bemused.
Ritika was never confused about her identity. Born as a boy in a conservative Punjabi family, she realised early on that she was “different” from her brothers.
Some U.S. diplomats have been finding ways to defy, or at least get around, the new policy.
In the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government’s second term, the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry will reintroduce the lapsed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and pay out the ₹3,000-crore arrears in the scholarship scheme for Scheduled Caste students