A MANIFESTO FOR RIGHTS OF TRANS, INTERSEX & GENDER NON-BINARY INDIANS

RECOGNITION OF THE FULL SPECTRUM OF TRANS, INTERSEX & GENDER NON-BINARY PERSONS Trans, intersex & gender non-binary persons are a huge spectrum of gender identities and expressions. They go by many cultural, geographical and historical nomenclatures [Some trans feminine identities and expressions are: Thirunangai, mangalamukhi, aravani, hijra, kothi, kinnars, jogappa, shiv shaktis, person of trans… Continue reading A MANIFESTO FOR RIGHTS OF TRANS, INTERSEX & GENDER NON-BINARY INDIANS

Bengali: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

কেন এই খোলা চিঠি “সরকার রূপান্তরকামী (ট্রান্সজেন্ডার) ব্যক্তিদের সাহায্য করতে চায়, কিন্তু তাদের সনাক্ত করতে পারবে?” এই শিরোনামের একটি নিবন্ধ,এক সপ্তাহ আগে, ১১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৭, হিন্দুস্তান টাইমস এ প্রকাশিত হয়েছিল। আসন্ন টি-জি বিলটি সমস্ত রূপান্তরকামী  ব্যক্তিদের  ‘ট্রান্সজেন্ডার’- ক্যাটাগরির অধীনে শ্রেণীভুক্ত করতে হবে, এমন একটি সম্ভাবনার নির্দেশ করে। এটি NALSA  বিচারের লঙ্ঘন যা আমাদের (ট্রান্সজেন্ডাদের) যেকোনও বিভাগে -পুরুষ বা মহিলা বা ট্রান্সজেন্ডার হিসেবে চিহ্নিত করার… Continue reading Bengali: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

Hindi: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

Members of our communities and allies have asked for our letter to the Standing Committee, to be run in a few regional languages. Over the next few days we will be announcing these. Here is the letter in Hindi. 11 सितम्बर 2017 को हिंदुस्तान टाइम्स में, “सरकार ट्रांसजेन्डर लोगों की मदद करना चाहती है, लेकिन क्या सरकार… Continue reading Hindi: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

Malayalam: Open Letter To Parliamentary Standing Committee On Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Bill) 2016

Members of our communities and allies have asked for our letter to the Standing Committee, to be run in a few regional languages. Over the next few days we will be announcing these. Here is the letter in Malayalam.   ഇങ്ങനെയൊരു കത്തിന്റെ ആവശ്യം എന്ത്? ഇക്കഴിഞ്ഞ സെപ്റ്റംബർ 11-ന്, Hindustan Times എന്ന പത്രത്തില് “The government wants to help, transgender people… Continue reading Malayalam: Open Letter To Parliamentary Standing Committee On Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Bill) 2016

Support for Sampoorna’s Open Letter to the Parliamentary Standing Committee

Sampoorna put out a call for endorsements for an open letter to the Parliamentary Standing Committee in response to an article in the Hindustan Times regarding the Transgender Persons Bill. We’ve received great support from our community and allies. Below is a short list of endorsements we’ve received thus far. Names are being updated frequently and… Continue reading Support for Sampoorna’s Open Letter to the Parliamentary Standing Committee

Call for Endorsement: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

UPDATE: Deadline extended due to multiple requests from our communities and allies. Please send us your endorsements to sampoornawg@yahoo.com by Sunday, 24th September, 5pm.   An article titled, “The govt wants to help transgender people, but can it identify them?” was published a week back, on 11th September 2017, in the Hindustan Times. It indicated a… Continue reading Call for Endorsement: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill – Responses From Sampoorna WG and other Trans & Intersex Communities

CONTEXT: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India introduced a bill in the Lower House of the Parliament in August 2016, titled the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill. There are many aspects of the bill that are problematic, some especially contradict the Supreme Court of India’s NALSA vs. Union of… Continue reading Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill – Responses From Sampoorna WG and other Trans & Intersex Communities