ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By K R Nayar

Trajectories of the Transgender

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the centre and state governments asking for responses on why such a category as "third sex" should not be created for transgender people. The question starts from an inappropriate positioning of establishing hierarchies in gender and implied gender roles. Mainstreaming the so-called "sexual minorities" by creating a separate category will lead to stigma and discrimination, rather than encourage pluralistic expressions in gender.