transgender

#IndiaUnites for #GenderRights

Withdraw the Transgender Bill, 2018 The Government of India’s Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 which was passed  on 17th December 2018 in the Lok Sabha should be more appropriately retitled the Transgender Persons (Violation of Rights) Bill, since it violates more rights than it protects. The version of the Bill passed upholds criminalization […]

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Bund Garden police brutality assaulting student for exposing their crime

Bundgarden station police assault a transgender and two other youth, Commissioner of Police not interested

It has been over a week since a naked eunuch rushed into the compound of Bundgarden Police Station fleeing from a group of men who had stripped and assaulted him. Here are the surviving videos. Not only did the police not rescue him and arrest his assaulters, they kicked him out of the police station […]

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Democracy

LGBT rights and Womanifesto and Bubblegum Feminists

My rift with what passes off for the voice of Indian feminists in public space grows. This time, over reckless grandstanding with LGBT rights. It has come to my attention that India’s feminists have made LGBT rights an election issue. It is unclear how many of these feminists belong to the LGBT community (I don’t […]

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Democracy

Eunuchs, transgenders, Hijras, Kotis…..

The transgendered community is a world of its own, intersecting with the “normal” in a garish parody of revulsion and macabre fascination that leaves no room for them to be anything other than objects to project society’s prejudices on.

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