A First for India: A Transgender Principal

This Woman Is India's First Transgender Principal

Last time Manbi Bandopadhyay visited Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal, she toured the school with her adopted son and a transgender friend. When she returns, she will run the college.

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Harish Iyer's mom meant well but ruffled some progressive feathers by indicating a preferred caste in the ad seeking a husband for her son.

Trans Indian's Predicament at Border Shows the U.S. Lags Behind

Trans Indian's Border Predicament Shows U.S. Lags Behind

The U.S. consulate remains unclear on how to process visas like that of Aruta Alpesh Soni, who identifies among India's legally recognized "third genders."

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

New film I's popular director and star cannot shake activists who are demanding an apology for the movie's demeaning, hypersexual portrayal of a trans woman.

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

The U.N. Secretary General criticized laws that criminalize sodomy in a speech given in India, which recently reinstated its own ban on same-sex sex.

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Three hijra — India's legally recognized trans or third gender citizens — have taken part in an a bold new health campaign titled, 'Love Your Breasts. Or Lose Your Breasts.'

India Elects First Transgender Mayor
January 05 2015 1:49 PM ET

First Transgender Mayor Elected in India

For the first time in history, a city in India has elected a transgender Mayor.

Indian Government May Offer Welfare Benefits Specific to Trans Citizens

Indian Gov't May Offer Welfare Benfits to Trans Citizens

India's government is considering how to aid its disenfranchised trans citizens with educational incentives and pensions in a new welfare proposal draft.

167 Indian Trans Women 'Arbitrarily' Jailed, Protestors Demand Justice

167 Indian Trans Women 'Arbitrarily' Jailed

The day after Bangalore's pride parade, 167 hijra were detained under an anti-begging law in a move advocates consider a targeted assault against the women's gender identities.

Indian Woman Uses Spycam to Have Husband Arrested for Gay Sex

Indian Woman's Spying Gets Husband Arrested for Gay Sex

A 32-year-old Indian man was arrested for homosexuality, despite judicial assurances that reinstatement of a Colonial-era antigay law wouldn't cause arrests.

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