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Living Smile Vidya. I am Vidya: A Transgender’s Journey. 2007. New Horizon Media Pvt Ltd.

A Revathi. A Life in Trans Activism. 2016. Zubaan: New Delhi.

A Revathi. The Truth About Me. 2010. Penguin.

Manpreet Singh. Singh is Queer. 2018.

Manobi Bandopadhyay. A Gift of Goddess Lakshmi: A Candid Biography of India’s First Transgender Principal. 2017. Penguin.

J Mase III. And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death. 2019.

Ryka Aoki. Seasonal Velocities. 2013. Trans-Genre Press.

Jereena. Oru Malayali Hijadayude Athmakatha. (Language: Malayalam)

Chandini Gagana. Manadhu Kannu. (Collection of poems; Language: Kannada)

Vijayarajamallika. Daivathinte Makal. (Collection of poems; language: Malayalam)

Janet Mock. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. 2014. Atria Books.

Akwaeke Emezi. Freshwater: A Novel. 2018.

Towards the annihilation of imposed Genders- Recommendations to the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 2014. 

Disha Pinky Shaikh. Hi Goshta Tevhachi Ahe: This is a Story of those Times. 2018.

Grace Banu. Dalit Women in Politics: Grace Banu on trans rights, drawing inspiration from Savitribai Phule and Ilamma. 2019.

Heigrujam Elizabeth. Invisible Men and the Chitrangada myth. 2019.

Live Archive of Responses against Anti Trans Rhetoric in India. Available from

Gee Imaan Semmalar. The Not-so-Intimate Enemy: The Loss and Erasure of the Self Under Casteism. 2014.

Gee Imaan Semmalar. Gender Outlawed: The Supreme Court judgment on third gender and its implications. 2014.

Gee Imaan Semmalar. Why Trans Movements In India Must Be Anti-Caste. 2016.

Bittu Karthik Kondaiah, Shalini Mahadev, Maranatha Grace Tham Wahlang. The Production of Science. 2017. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (17).

Bittu Karthik Kondaiah. India’s on fire: Letter to Rohith Vemula from his transgender friend. 2016.

Aniruddha Dutta, Raina Roy. Decolonizing Transgender in India: Some Reflections. 2014. Transgender Studies Quarterly, 1 (3).

Aniruddha Dutta. Legible Identities and Legitimate Citizens: The Globalization of Transgender and Subjects of HIV Prevention in Eastern India. 2013. International Journal of Feminist Politics, 15 (4).

Aniruddha Dutta. Contradictory Tendencies: The Supreme Court’s NALSA Judgment on Transgender Recognition and Rights. 2014. Journal of Indian Law and Society, 5.

Sayantan Datta. We Refuse to be Subjects of Experiment for Those Who Do Not Understand Us: Transgender Persons Bill. 2017.

Shabnam. The Other[ed] Womanhood – On Adichie And Trans Women. 2017.

Vihaan V. Violence in the name of protection. A Bahujan Transman on the Transgender Bill 2018. 2018.

Vihaan. My Journey of Moving To A New City: Experiences Of A Trans Man. 2019.

Anonymous. The Trauma Of Growing Up As A Trans Man In A Heteronormative, Casteist Society. 2018.

Anonymous. Overcoming Intimate Partner Violence At The Hands Of My Girlfriend: A Trans Man’s Account. 2018.

An Inclusive Retrospect: Grace Banu. 2019.

Brandt D’Mello. Eighteen Reasons Why: The Transgender Bill Should NOT Be Passed. 2019.

Lydia X Z Brown. Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences. 2016.

Rachana Mudraboyina, Sammera Jagirdar and Philip C. Philip. A Critique Of Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019. 2019.

Alice Abraham**. TransVision: Breaking Stereotypes And Myths Around The Transgender Communities. 2019.

Raquel Willis. Pay Us Some Mind: On the “Tragic” Humanity of Black Trans Women. 2015.

Farhat Rahman. Is Queer Bangladesh the next Hindutva Project? 2017.

Melz. Black Trans Bois and Reimagining Masculinity. 2018.

Dean Spade. Mutilating Gender. 2000.

Nadika Nadja. Health Denied: The Sorry State of Trans Women’s Health. 2016.

Nadika Nadja. Gender, Romance and the Internet. 2016.

Nadika Nadja. ‘The smartphone freed me’: a journey of dating as a transwoman. 2015.

esvi anbu kothazham. No Outlaws in the Gender Galaxy: A Trans-feminist review/discussion. 2017.

esvi anbu kothazham. Whose decriminalisation are you drumming on about? 2019.

All about our Famila.

The transgender struggle for freedom.

Construction of Separate Toilet starts for Transgender Students | Panjab University.

Madhu A Transgender Who Won Mayoral Polls Creates History Story Of The Day.

सुप्रीम कोर्ट का आदेश यहां दो साल बाद भी नहीं हुआ लागू |

Raigarh Kinnar Mayor.

Grace Banu – India’s first transgender engineering student, & activist

Transgenders: Education Woes in DU.

A Bill to Promote Transgender’s Rights – Gets a Warm Welcome – Living Smile Vidya –

Living Smile Vidhya – Women Achier Award 2017.

Pombala Pombalayaa Irukanum | Tamil Short Film | Living Smile Vidya.

“People want to see us while Peeing in Toilet” | Tharika Banu & Grace Banu |

Living Smile Vidya. Excerpts from Documentary “Naked Wheels”

Super Deluxe காட்னதுல என்ன தப்பு?” திருநங்கைகளுக்கு Living Smile Vidya பதிலடி | Vijay Sethupathi.

‘Living smile’ Vidya questions Portrayal of Transgenders in Films | Tamil The Hindu.

Trans Community in Bangalore speaks on TransGender Bill 2016
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TransGender Bill 2016 – 02 –

Trans Community in Bangalore speaks on TransGender Bill 2016 – 03 –

Trans Community in Bangalore speaks on TransGender Bill 2016 – 04 –

Karnataka Transgender Samithi Press Meet, 5th Oct, 2016 –

Selfie: Discussing Transgender Identity And Their Issues | 10th September 2017 | Full Episode –

#injusTISS Lecture 4 – Disha Pinky Shaikh –

Love is love… Gender sensitization and its importance! | Disha Shaikh | TEDxSIESCOMS –

A Voice of Transgender- Chandini Gagan in Shubhodaya Karnataka | 22-03-2019 | DD Chandana.

CLPR | TransForm 2019 | Day 1 | Panel 2 : Santa Khurai –

CLPR | TransForm 2019 | Day 1 | Panel 2 : Rubani Yumkhaibam –

CLPR | TransForm 2019 | Day 1 | Panel 2 : Kiran Nayak – 

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