Priya Babu, who hails from a chartered accountant’s family in Tiruchy and was an “unwanted boy” as a 19-year-old, is now a celebrated transgender writer in Tamil Nadu, having published four books, including one for a UN book project.
Nepal's new census has failed to count homosexual, bisexual and transgender people as a “third gender”, a gay rights group said on Friday, accusing the conservative nation’s authorities of "cheating" sexual minorities. >>>
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Behind the Mask’s Kenya Correspondent Melissa Wainaina spoke to human rights lawyer John Chigiti (pictured) who represented RM, a Kenyan seeking recognition by the courts as an intersex individual. >>>
This fall, the world should have its first official, national head-count of people in a single country who identify as “third gender.” That’s because Nepal, the small nation crammed between India and China, has included the designation on its 2011 census, the country’s first since the fall of a Hindu monarchy and the end of a 13-year internal armed conflict. In counting third-gender citizens, Nepal’s government seems to be sending a strong message about the country’s commitment to inclusiveness. >>>
When census gatherers went door-to-door visiting 5.6 million households across Nepal this month, they collected information not only on the country's men and women, but also on a so-called third gender. >>>