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What Is India’s Medical Community Doing to End the Apathy and Abuse Trans* People Face in Healthcare?
Trans Representation
Any mental or emotional health crisis queer/trans* folks face is seen as their fault, directly or indirectly caused by their queerness or transness. This is the cishet gaze, and mental health practitioners have only started learning about queer-trans* affirmative therapy practices.
Some Amazing On-Screen Trans Stories and the Case for Authentic Representation
Trans Representation
Simply pushing trans stories into heteronormative spaces is no longer enough. Being mindful of authentic representation is indispensable. What we need in the industry is more room for trans creatives. After all, trans folks have waited long enough to own their narratives.
Indian Courts Must Understand What Being Intersex Really Means
Intersex Rights
A lack of understanding of the difference between trans and intersex has led to judicial fumbling in Indian courts and left intersex people behind.
Breast Cancer Is a Health Crisis, Not a Cosmetic Crisis
Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is about survival not about an assault on "two-breasted femininity".
The False Binary of Nature and Nurture: Shifting Narratives in the Queer Galaxy
LGBTQIA+
Queerness and its articulation are not static but dynamic; not homogenous, but diverse. Queerness is “liberation from” rather than “bondage to” fixed ideas—the latter would undeniably be a form of violence.
4 min read
Cultural Narratives Are Botching Up Trans Portrayals and Hurting Trans Communities
Trans Rights
To maintain cis-heteronormativity, popular cultural narratives, especially in the entertainment and sports industry, harm the trans community by ridiculing and appropriating transness.
6 min read
How India's Brutal Lockdown Was a Calamity for Trans-Communities
Trans Rights
Plunged into crisis during the lockdown, deprived of the basic needs for survival, many trans people battled with mental health issues and deepened dysphoria.
4 min read
Trans Affirmative Policies All Feminist Workplaces Need
Trans Rights
The practice of asking for chosen names and pronouns while meeting people for the first time is increasingly becoming common. However, there are a few other organisational policies that can make your workplace more trans affirmative.
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