Kalki Subramaniam Transgender Fund

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PAINTINGS FROM KALKI, FOR THE TRANSGENDER CAUSE Kalki Subramaniam is a transgender rights activist, actor, writer and Founder/Director of Sahodari Foundation from Auroville, Tamil Nadu. In Indian society where transgender community is often stereotyped, Kalki has been very unconventional. Kalki is a inspirational positive role model to the...

Concerns of Human Rights Violations in Hijra Jamath System

Human Rights violation in hijra jamath system
Transgender India is in receipt of this article by a guest blogger and her experience. Laws are not made in isolation but in a socio-economic setting. Mugging up high sounding fundamentals from the academic discourse, some people seem to forget the evidence right in front...

Today, I claim my womanhood.

Today, in different parts of the world, women are making their voices heard more than ever before. Whether it is the #Timesup #imwithher or #metoo movement, women across class, caste, income and race are banding together to claim their space in the world. And...

Transition and Transit: Passing as your Legal Gender

airport security
For transmen/women who are still traveling on the basis of their "legal" gender, do you have tips to pass in the "legal" gender while transitioning? For transmen/women who are still traveling on the basis of their "legal" gender, do you have tips to pass in...

An American Pride Experience

Last week I had attended the 47th annual pride parade here at Chicago. It was my first pride after I had moved to the United States, so naturally i was super excited. Getting there The parade was scheduled for 12 noon and being the lazy bum...

Help Sonia , A Transwomen gang rape and acid attack survivor

Sonia Sheikh transgender acid attack victim
Born into a large family with 6 sisters and 2 brothers, little did Sonia know that her transition from childhood to adulthood would be masked with searing pain and scars. She had a happy childhood and loved dancing. However, since she was born a...

Transition and Transit

Traveling through an airport during transition has it own challenges, From security checks to the immigration to even using a restroom. Establishing ones identity is important, but it also poses its own set of problems for transgender people with gender incongruent identity documents. Though Indian...

TRANS*parency

Transparent
Visibility is a crucial factor for bringing to light almost every issue we as humans face in this world. The 2011 national census for the first time counted the population of transgender people in the country and the results suggested that there were as...

Transition tips from a transgender women

Transition Tips
Dear Lil Sis, You are yet to begin transition and I am on the same road, a few years ahead of you. And I thought it might be a good idea to pass along a few things I’ve learned while trying to live as a...

Transition and Transit : Passing Through Airport Security

airport security
Most Indian airports have security checks at airport entrances and then security screening inside as well. With gender mentioned on documents and boarding passes, how difficult is it for trans people to pass in their "legal gender", especially when on HRT? What do they...

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