India recognizes transgenders as a third gender

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India recognized the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a ruling that was welcomed by the transgender community. “The recognition of transgender as third gender is not a social or medical issue, but a human...
Jenna Talackova

Transsexuals May Participate in Miss Universe Starting Next Year

Organizers of the Miss Universe beauty pageant announced on Tuesday that transgender women may participate next year. Contest managers said they are adjusting the language of one of its rules and that they expect to issue the last decision soon. Trials for the next year’...