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The tragic life of Daya Rani, the transgender politician

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Born in 1959, Rani lived with other eunuchs in a bungalow in Dasna, Uttar Pradesh. With no formal education, she contested as an independent candidate for the general elections from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2004, 2009, and 2014. Rani, who had a strong support base among Eunuchs from all parts of India, had said that instead of mounting a stage and addressing stereotypical rallies, she preferred to tour through localities for a door-to-door campaign.

Homophobia and the Muslim reaction

By Kouser Fathima
Despite the fact that Omar Mateen himself might have been a closet gay, the strong Muslim reaction against the LGBTs leaves many youth confused, further fuelling their resentment against them. When homophobia is aided by religious diktats and twisted ideologies, tragedies such as Orlando might happen more happen.