Kidnapped as a boy and transformed into a transgender, he was compelled to walk the first steps of adulthood as a prostitute. Brutalised and battered for three years, he sought justice and a city court on Friday framed charges against 13 accused.
When three persons wearing salwar-kameez walked up to the Supreme Court complex last week for an entry pass, officials at the reception didn’t know what to do. They “spoke in male voices and even had a shadow of a beard”, said a lawyer who was there at the spot.
Rules require visitors to fill in a form where they have to state their gender among other details. But the form had no category called “others”. >>>
Strength, determination and vision are the ingredients to make the impossible , possible. That’s what Sanam Fakir, an angel for the transgenders in Sindh has proved by setting up a computer training center for them at her house. She has established this place with a sole intention to make these less fortunate, bread earners rather than beggars.
A new study at the University of Western Sydney is calling on participants for a survey to uncover ‘the experiences of transgender people in Australia’. The study’s primary researcher Crystal Boza said they have opened the research’s survey to any individual over the age of 18, residing in Australia and whose gender expression differs from that usually associated with their birth sex. >>>
Mohana of Tiruvannamalai was all smiles as Thennarasu ‘tied the knot’ at the Koothanadavar Temple. As twilight fell, hordes of transgenders swarmed into the brightly lit temple for the main ceremony of the Koovagam festival. Transgenders trace their roots to the epic Mahabharata where Lord Krishna is said to have taken female form to marry Prince Aravan, to fulfil a wish of the latter before being sacrificed just one day after his marriage. >>>
"Transgenders often suffer violence, physical and social, from their families, including spouses, parents, children and siblings," Cummings said. She spoke to Trustlaw ahead of the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20 which commemorates those who have been killed because of their gender identity. >>>
A transgender association is offering a free sex change for cash-strapped transgender people to fulfill their dream of becoming a woman. The project wasinitiated by the TransFemale Association of Thailand which seeks sponsorships from the private sector. >>>