GENDER

Gay conversion therapy is still happening

Pray the gay away, ex-gay ministries, and homosexual re-conditioning – all form a deceptive and dangerous homophobic rhetoric masquerading as medical treatment. These therapies claim to rid an individual of their perverse gay ‘demons’; a means to free them to pursue the ‘rightful’ union between man and woman. On paper, these concepts are hard to […]

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GENDER

The changing social status of India’s hijra community

The Trump administration’s regressive challenge to transgender rights, through trying to curtail US students’ freedom to use a bathroom of their choosing, isn’t just a setback in American politics. It’s a prominent reminder that from nation to nation, the fight to end discrimination continues. In India, trans communities have a renowned history. Hijra, roughly translating […]

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