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Need to make menstrual products gender neutral: Trans activists

Need to make menstrual products gender neutral: Trans activists

March 13, 2021

On the way back from a recent camping trip, Rupanshu George stopped at a public washroom. But first, he counted the cars in the parking lot. Then, walking into the corridor, he glanced at the checkout counter (was a man or a woman handling the register). And then, he scanned the...

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Still a long walk to equal rights for LGBTQ in India

Still a long walk to equal rights for LGBTQ in India

February 27, 2021

Armit Puri and Gagan Das’s love story is like anyone else’s. Based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, both engineers met at work, fell in love and have been living together for four years now. But as a same-sex couple in India, their relationship was a crime until a 2018 ruling by the Su...

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Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

August 30, 2019

On August 5, the Lok Sabha passed two important Bills- the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019- but they were overshadowed by the announcement of Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Indian origin Nikki Haley being touted as the next US Secretary of State

Indian origin Nikki Haley being touted as the next US Secretary of State

November 19, 2016

As the US and the world await Donald Trump’s ascension to the US presidency, news of ensuing changes is trickling out. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina governor, a notable critic of Trump in a bitter presidential campaign, is reportedly now being considered for the position of S...

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Sathrangi exhibition organised to promote trans-artists in Kolkata

Sathrangi exhibition organised to promote trans-artists in Kolkata

August 26, 2016

Sathrangi (seven colours of the rainbow), a platform led by transgenders in West Bengal, an Eastern state in India, held their first exhibition in the region. In the capital city of the state, Kolkata, this event was aimed at showcasing the talent of women and transgender people ...

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LGBTQ travel in India

LGBTQ travel in India

July 27, 2016

In an attempt to reach larger markets and target niches, travel agencies are offering tailor made tours and travel packages that cater to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer(or LGBTQ) community, offering queer friendly establishments

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