On being queer and Sikh in India
By Shivalal Gautam
‘Sab Rab De Bande’ is an impressive debut film on a sensitive subject by queer activist Sukhdeep Singh, says Shivalal Gautam
By Sudipa Chakraborty, Pawan Dhall, Pradosh Dash
Transgender social worker Sudipa Chakraborty has had a harrowing time applying for Swasthya Sathi, West Bengal government’s ambitious health insurance scheme for one and all
By Debjyoti Ghosh, Jia Mata, Pawan Dhall
Excerpts from the report of a recent webinar on transgender rights in South Asia organized by Partners for Law in Development and Varta Trust
By Brindaalakshmi K.
‘Gendering of Development Data in India: Beyond the Binary’ – study reveals how structural gaps keep out transgender persons from the social welfare net, not just poor data collection
By Bana, Chandan Kumar Nayak, Pradosh Dash
Health worker and community organiser Bana reports on the situation of trans masculine people in Odisha during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – with inputs from Chandan Kumar Nayak, Pradosh...
By Shivalal Gautam
In the first of paired narratives of queer lives during the lockdown in Assam, Shivalal Gautam brings you the stories of two queer men
By Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee, Joyita Mondal
Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee and Joyita Mondal point out that the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have heaped both ‘abuse’ and ‘responsibility’ on trans persons, perhaps more than ever before. With...
By Santa Khurai
Santa Khurai proposes continued online education for trans students who may be unable to attend school or college even when the lockdown is lifted
By Pawan Dhall, Vaaswat Sarkar
A rambling conversation with Islampur-based trans rights activist Joyita Mondal who not long ago had to change houses under threats of violence, but emerged stronger from the ordeal
By Joyita Mondal, Pawan Dhall
Joyita Mondal speaks to Pawan Dhall on the precarious situation of Launda dancers from North Bengal stranded in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh because of the lockdown