Kalki Subramaniam Transgender Fund

kalki subramaniam
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...

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...

Being Transgender: Transitioning at Work in India

Transitioning at work
The article accounts experiences four transgender women have had while transitioning on the Job. These women were each asked a series of questions ranging from coming out as transgender, the obstacles they faced to support, if any, from peers or colleagues. Participants: Nazaria : Works in...

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...

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...

Note on the Critique of Transgender bill India 2016

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I am in receipt of an article submitted by mail. I am publishing it here with a disclaimer that the opinion is that of the author and not the Official Position of Transgender India. WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDS In a conversation with friends I was...

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...

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...

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...

How do I come out to friends?

Questions when coming out
Here's the message I use to "come out" to and educate people, I am sharing it here so that it may be useful to someone else, please feel free to modify to fit your details.

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