Transgenders tell the police their woes

‘Don’t abuse us or slap us with false cases’ A programme to sensitize police personnel about transgenders was organized at the Sanjaynagar and Hebbal police stations on November 24 and 25. Prakash, assistant sub-inspector, Sanjaynagar, said around 30 police officials, including the inspector, attended the programme.  “The topic was the sexual freedom of the transgender community. […]

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Transgenders aren’t convinced quota in police will help them

State govt hasn’t defined ‘male third gender’ People of the transgender community aren’t convinced that reservation in the police force will improve their lot. In September 2022, Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra announced that 79 posts would be reserved for the “male third gender” in the force.Curiously, the government has still not defined what the […]

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LGBTQ community struggles to find acceptance in society

Four years after the Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, the LGBTQ community is still fighting for its place in society. Sagnik Sarkar, 23, from the pride community who is a gay, informed The Observer: “Just like straight people are not expected to mention that hello, I’m straight when they meet people in society, even LGBTQ community […]

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