Students have reported frequent incidents of queerphobia and misogyny in universities. We look at why redressal mechanisms remain ineffective
Procedural issues around self-identification mean that the real numbers are rarely reflected in official data, show studies
Most trans men and transmasculine individuals in India end up seeking private medical care because of multiple hurdles to government schemes, says a study
The Telangana High Court recently struck down the state’s Eunuch’s Act which criminalised the entire transgender community. We explain why it was outdated and violative of citizen rights
A heritage walk looks at the capital city’s historic and contemporary spaces through the queer lens, revealing some less known insights
Digital illustrator Ritika Gupta talks about the significance of the digital medium for neurodivergent artists and why community networks for disabled artists must thrive
Medical education has remained largely binary, focusing on male/female bodies, heterosexuality and Cis-gendered lives. There are nascent efforts now to make medical education – and the […]
Theatre can be a powerful, joyful medium for the trans gender community to make its voice heard
A range of issues – state apathy, knotty conditions, local hostility – hobble the programme
Gendered laws and emotional issues between transgender persons and their often estranged families are problem areas
In cities like Lucknow and Varanasi, multiple barriers prevent queer women from accessing safe mental healthcare. Some of them turn to their community for comfort.
The director of ‘Nooramma: Biriyani Durbar’, a play about Tamil Nadu’s biryani entrepreneurs from the transgender community, talks about his oeuvre and theatre as a space that brings many marginalised identities together.
With limited support structures, India’s LGBTQIA+ community has to work harder to plan for ageing and infirmity
Transgender persons in India constantly negotiate their identities with the spaces they grow up in, live in, or move through in search of a home within and outside.
At the wedding of her baji (aunt), Tina was so awestruck by the dark red bridal suit that she was adamant she would wear one too. […]
Roll call is always traumatising for Veronica Tyagi, 19, a trans woman studying zoology at the Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, Punjab. Every time Tyagi responds […]
Anuradha Govindan of Kannur, 38, waited for thirty years to embrace her identity as a transwoman. Before she was able to live the life she wanted, […]
Silk (28), a transwoman, was in for a shock as she went to cast her vote in Kalyani, in Nadia district of West Bengal in mid-April […]
For M Radha (53), the transgender contestant and her team of fellow trans campaigners, election season meant spending hours in campaigning door to door, distributing pamphlets […]
Transgender persons in India’s prison systems remain invisible among all the vulnerable groups, with their rights and dignity as citizens denied, according to a new report […]