My question is plain and simple; how many hijras do you personally know?
In Canada a trans woman was refused to try on a bridal dress at a store because according to the owner of the store she looked like a man.
There is a fine line between humor and everything else. One may think they have said the funniest thing of the hour, without giving the slightest of thought that their …
I was counseled by Bombay Dost when I was 18. I was on the scene when there was no internet and no party scene; it was a different time then.
Parenthood is hard. Even when your children are regular and very 'text-book'. It is doubly hard when your child has gender identity conflicts.
Right off the bat, the stage is set when Sherry promptly requests the judges to censor something - Sherry’s original name – Abhishek Soni. Naturally, the judges don’t oblige. Instead, rattling off Sherry’s audition form, the audience is made aware that Sherry is a pre-op male to female transsexual.
Chennai Dost invites you to join hands for “Stop Homophobia/Transphobia” - a Candlelight Vigil on May 17th, International Day against Homophobia/ Transphobia.
“I want to know what it’s like to be normal” are the opening words of this gripping video. Made by MoveOn.org, an organization that aims to be the political voice of everyday Americans
QA Active hosts a discussion and a movie about Transgender Sensitization
Why is it okay to show Hijra as scheming but not violent? Firstly, the movie did not spend enough time on the character development of the Hijras. As I saw it, they were shown as supportive of Vijay and loyal and fierce. They rise up in arms against a mob of cruel men that have thronged to witness and participate in the auction of a girl. What's wrong with that?
Do support De Taali again by attending our Gig to fight for Hijras who deserve as many opportunities as you and me.
As a child, I traveled to India every four years with my family to see relatives. I hated it because I got deathly sick from dysentery, because my parents tried to dress me up in girly clothes, because relatives pinched my cheeks too hard. I would now say I had the luxury to hate it.
Forget willing your property to a long-time partner, the law doesn’t recognise her; Don’t dance too hard in a gay party, you could be booked for indecent behaviour; Facing domestic …
Transgender Day of Remembrance or TDoR i is a day dedicated to honoring trans folks who have died outside of natural circumstances.
Scott Kugle’s Homosexuality in Islam, is a must read for Queer people of all faiths (not just Muslims) and also for feminists, atheists and other minorities that challenge patriarchy.
It was after her fifteenth birthday that she realised there was something a little different about her. All her friends seemed to have changed – they dressed better, seemed more …
"I did not know Gaurav Gopalan personally. But after attending his vigil on Sunday night at Dupoint, I wish I had." says Anita Balan.
Friends & family of Gaurav Gopalan as well as politicians and LGBT community activists gathered in Dupont Circle Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of Gopalan, who was killed in Columbia Heights earlier this month. Shiva Subbaraman shares her memories and pays tribute to Gaurav.
The D.C. Medical Examiner disclosed on Tuesday that gay engineer Gaurav Gopalan, who was found dead Sept. 10, was blunt force trauma to the head and that the death has been ruled a homicide.