A series of betrayal of assurances and a convolution of a law that would do nothing for the trans community and would rather snatch away the bare minimum that existed. The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019 bill fails the community on various accounts.
Last year, the apex court of the country nullified the section 377, thereby decriminalizing every person who engages in non-heterosexual relations. But law reform does not instantaneously translate into societal reform, and India is the finest example of that.
Not having a bank account was the question of my survival and existence. Without money, I was not able to access the resources. My survival was made possible only because of people around me.
Twenty years later, the walk which was started by 15 people, has expanded dramatically with 1000 to 3000 people participating in the Pride walk from different parts of the country.
On 30th June 2019, Langs Garden Road in Pudupet was covered in colours, parai beats and laughter as Chennai held its 11th Pride March.
Moving to a new city was possible due to community support I received—for which I call them my alternate family.
It is here people! Brace yourself! The first ever Straight pride parade to celebrate Cargo shorts, beers, Tom Brady and heterosexual men and women who adore white supremacy.
Focused solely on a conversation between two individuals, Oruvanukku Oruthi? takes its audience on a journey of questioning identity, sexual preferences and lifestyle choices.
Marvia Malik is a news presenter on the Lahore-based Kohenoor TV. Reading the daily bulletin, she has today become a household name and face.
It has been 20 years since the 1999 Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk. Today, Pride Parades are held in over 21 Indian cities.