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  1. Lucknow, India -- "There is nothing new in transgenders fighting elections these days but in a first, a political party has now decided to field 50 candidates from this marginalised and stigmatised community in the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Not only this, the little-known Rashtriya Viklang Party (RVP) has projected an eunuch as the chief ministerial candidate..."

    Read the news article: Party names transgender as CM candidate, to field 50 eunuchs
  2. Nagpur, India

    “NAGPUR: Individuals belonging to sexually marginalized groups like lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) can now seek help under project Pehchaan and try to build their gender identity. Sarathi Trust, a community based organization of Nagpur, is working on Pehchaan in collaboration with Mumbai-based AVERT Society and The Humsafar Trust.” – Times of India

    Sexual minorities get a 'Pehchaan' of their own
  3. Times of India
    CHENNAI: Shunned and traumatized as a youngster, 25-year-old Bharathi now preaches to a congregation of 45 respectful parishioners, including 14 families, as India's first transgender pastor. Bharathi, who completed her bachelor's degree in theology ...

    Read More: Meet India's first transgender pastor
  4. India -- "India's first transgender pastor, a 25-year-old who is in charge of a small congregation in the southern city of Chennai, is from a leading evangelical denomination, whose bishop cautiously says his church's constitution does not bar a transgender from being ordained..."

    Read the article: India's First Transgender Pastor Is Evangelical
  5. KATHMANDU - A top Nepali comedy actor told Sunday how he helped his son become one of the country's first post-operative transexuals and a "perfect lady" with a $26,000 sex change.

    Read the article: Nepal actor welcomes home transgender daughter
  6. Voice of the transgender
    Times of India
    The police are a lot more tolerant with hijidas today, and just two weeks ago transgender Anu - was appointed to serve as administrative staff at the high court," points out Bennurkar, whose first documentary Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal, won him awards ...
  7. Legal body to champion transgender cause
    Daily Pioneer
    Stereotyped as beggars, criminals and sex workers, the transgender community across the country now has an opportunity to live with their heads held high. Seeking equal opportunity of growth, education and employment, their fight for equal rights has ...
  8. Gay, transgender activists still in contention for Komnas HAM role
    Jakarta Post
    Jimly Asshiddiqie: JP/Arief Suhardiman - Indonesian gay activist Dede Oetomo and transgender Yulianus “Mami Yuli” Rettoblaut are both still in the running for National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) leader position. Both names are among the 120...
  9. Rose Venkatesan, the first transgender to float political party
    IBNLive.com
    New Delhi: I first spoke to Rose Venkatesan, India's first transgender television host and radio jockey, two years ago when she had just returned from Thailand after a sex change operation. On Tuesday, during a telephone call from Chennai...
  10. Koovagam Festival 2012: India's Largest Hindu Celebration Of The Transgender Community
    Huffington Post
    The temple is a focal point during the Tamil month of Chitrai, where transgender and transvestite devotees are ceremonially wedded to the Hindu deity, considered a patron god to the communities...
  11. Transgender issues catch judges' eye
    Deccan Herald
    It is important for judiciary to make “bold pronouncements in support of the transgender community” and consider their point of view, said Justice AK Sikri, acting chief Justice of Delhi High Court at a 'public hearing' on Saturday...
  12. 'Suicides among transgenders under-reported'
    The Hindu
    Transgender activist Priya Babu has attempted suicide three times. Author of four books dealing with the lives of transgenders, Priya said she had a number of...
  13. India makes it easier for transsexuals to vote
    Gay Star News
    India has made it easier for transsexuals to register to vote in recognition that in many cases their parents may not be prepared to sign documents for them because of transphobic attitudes...