Not all people who menstruate were females at birth

Queer people feel excluded, wary of visiting docs There is little to no conversation around menstruation that involves queer people in India, say people across the gender spectrum. Menstruation is the biological process when people with uteruses bleed every month.  Traditionally, the process has been associated only with cis-gendered women (those whose gender identity is […]

Continue Reading

Transgenders deprived of income as vehicles don’t stop at traffic signals

NGOs reach out  to members of  the community Bengaluru: Kavitha, a transgender woman living in Hebbal who begged to earn money at traffic signals, has lost all her savings to survive during the lockdown.  “There are very few people on the streets now. Vehicles don’t stop as there is no signal. I have no income, and […]

Continue Reading

LGBTQ community has no law to protect its workplace rights

Their colleagues continue to be insensitive Bengaluru: Employees from the LGBTQ community receive no legal protection from their employers in case of discrimination meted out on them by their colleagues or superiors in the company. Soumitra Iyer, a recruiter at BXC Technology, informed The Observer: “We are not aware of any anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ […]

Continue Reading