Bihar’s first transgender sub-inspectors make history

Bihar’s first transgender sub-inspectors make history

Over six lakh aspirants had appeared in the preliminary test of the  Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission held in December 2023 and the main examination was held in February 2024. Photo: bpssc.bih.nic.in In a first, three transgenders qualified the Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission (BPSSC) exam to become police sub-inspectors. Earlier, following a Patna High … Read more

UoH to frame transgender policy after recent incident of transphobia 

UoH to frame transgender policy after recent incident of transphobia 

The University of Hyderabad. File photo | Photo Credit: THE HINDU The University of Hyderabad has set up a transgender committee and entrusted it to frame ‘The Transgender Policy’, after a recent incident on its campus exposed acts of hatred against transgender students on the campus. “The university severely condemns the recent incident of hatred … Read more

Transgender is a fake state of mind, says IUML leader

Transgender is a fake state of mind, says IUML leader

Transgender is a fake state of mind, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) State general secretary P.M.A. Salam has said. He was speaking at the delegate session of the Kozhikode district conference of the party that began at Koyilandy near here on Saturday. Mr. Salam said gender neutrality, a ridiculous concept, would destroy social life and … Read more

First transgender judge seeks reservation in government jobs for her community

First transgender judge seeks reservation in government jobs for her community

India’s first transgender Judge Joyita Mondal has underlined the need for reservation in government jobs for her community members, saying their entry in segments like the police force and the Railways will change society’s outlook towards them and help in their advancement in life. Judge Mondal said her community also needs shelter homes in adequate … Read more

Andhra Pradesh CID opens Transgender Protection Cell at Police Headquarters

Andhra Pradesh CID opens Transgender Protection Cell at Police Headquarters

Crime Investigation Department (CID) Additional Director General of Police P.V. Sunil Kumar inaugurated the State-Level Transgender Protection Cell at the A.P. Police Headquarters in Mangalagiri on November 22 (Wednesday). Following the directions of DGP K.V. Rajendranath Reddy, the cell for transgenders has been opened. CID Superintendent of Police K.G.V. Saritha will be the nodal officer … Read more

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?

People of all genders can get breast cancer, so it’s important for trans men and trans women to consider that as part of their health care. “Anyone who has breast tissue could potentially or theoretically develop breast cancer,” says Fan Liang, MD, medical director of the Center for Transgender Health at Johns Hopkins Medicine in … Read more

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?

People of all genders can get breast cancer, so it’s important for trans men and trans women to consider that as part of their health care. “Anyone who has breast tissue could potentially or theoretically develop breast cancer,” says Fan Liang, MD, medical director of the Center for Transgender Health at Johns Hopkins Medicine in … Read more

For Trans Kids, Bathroom Choice Matters

For Trans Kids, Bathroom Choice Matters

For transgender kids, the simple act of finding and using a restroom has been complicated by adult politics, particularly at schools. More than 100 anti-trans bills passed this year in the U.S., with many focused on children and students. Most recently, Oklahoma’s governor signed into law a bill that forces all public school students to use … Read more