Complementing each other: Trees and Transgenders

Yumna Ahmed The Chitrakala photo exhibition took up the theme of Trees and  transgenders for their exhibition this year, owing to the fact that the Indian society has been turing a deaf ear to the both of them since ages.   K.Venkatesh, the organizer of Chitrakala photo exhibition, said, “This is my 28th exhibition and […]

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Lack of hospitals, surgeons deprive transgenders of surgery

Karnataka yet to provide subsidized Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) for transgender communities after the Karnataka state transgender policy gets state cabinet nod. Surbhi Shah Murali, a.k.a. Manali has only two hospitals to consider for her Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) as the other hospitals are expensive. She is still waiting for the government to implement the […]

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Public transgender restrooms, a basic right denied

Toilets in Bengaluru are still about binary ideas of male and female. By Apoorva GS There are no separate restrooms for the transgender community in Bengaluru. Thousands of non-binary people in the city face discrimination and are subjected to nasty remarks, every time they visit a toilet designated for either males or females. “Whenever I […]

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Transgender Remembrance Day

Remembering the ones we lost this year. Bengaluru, Nov. 20, 2018: On International Transgender Remembrance Day, the world remembers the ones who lost their lives due to transphobia this year. There have been several cases of transpeople being lynched, murdered, and incarcerated. People from across the world showed respect on twitter. GLAAD, a LGBT-centric organization, […]

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Gender Gap in Bengaluru’s Employment Ratio

Number of female applicants is less than male applicants at the Employment Exchange in Bengaluru   Bengaluru, Sept. 18, 2018: All the four Employment Exchange offices in Bengaluru have much higher number of male applicants as compared to female. According to the data from the Directorate of Employment and Training in Bangalore, the total number […]

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