A meeting to announce pension for transgenders under the Mythri scheme on Thursday ended in a slugfest between two groups of sexual minorities. Over 800 transgenders were present at the event held at Ravindra Kalakshetra on JC Road.
The Kerala High Court today dismissed a writ petition against a Lesbian represented by Sangama, after the honourable court inquired and proved false the allegations made by her mother and Sruthi was set free to make her own decision. In a stunning judgment, Justice Anthony Dominic said: “She is free to go anywhere she wants,’’ a freedom denied to many adult women who struggle to get out of their `parents’ protection’. >>>
Sangama reiterated its support to Saranya and Sruthi, two women who relocated to Bangalore from Kerala; to live together. The press conference held at the Press Club of Ernakulam on 29th July 2013 was addressed by CR Neelakandan (environmental activist and writer), KP Sasi (film maker), Asha Unnithan (advocate), Manohar Elavarthi (founder of Sangama and Joint Secretary of Praja Rajakiya Vedike) and BT Venkatesh (advocate, who is going to represent Saranya in the Kerala Highcourt on 30 July 2013). A video testimony from Saranya and Sruthi was distributed >>>
CHENNAI: While some transgenders have managed to make it against all odds, most continue to face discrimination and stigma when it comes to getting jobs or houses for rent. “Livelihood opportunities for transgenders needs a serious debate," says Magdelene Jeyaratham, Director, Centre of Counselling. >>>