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Third sex gets official status in Tamil Nadu

Continuing with the theme of alternative sexualities…today’s front page lead story in the Bombay edition of the Sunday Times of India is interesting, to say the least.

Transgendered people in Tamil Nadu can now mark their sex as T in official documents instead of M and F. This is a real step forward in recognising the fact that there are people who define themselves outside the sexual binaries of ‘male’ and ‘female’.

Follow this link for the story, though I am afraid the full story is in the print edition.
Now, how long will it take for the next barrier to be breached? I am talking about article 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality. When will this relic from the raj era be struck down?

2 responses to “Third sex gets official status in Tamil Nadu”

  1. Prabha says:

    wow. unbelievable!

    Heard there was a huge rally last month in delhi where activists came together and demanded decriminalization of homosexuality .. and the high court took it well! first step?

  2. Tushar says:

    it was India’s first Gay Pride march held simultaneously in Delhi, Bangalore and Calcutta. The Delhi one had 500 LGBT marchers. Not just the courts, even the average public took it well…Hopefully, article 377 will be struck down soon.

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