My recent @natgeo
publication about the Transgender being part of main Hindu pilgrim festival. Link in bio^
India’s half a million transgender population—38,325 of whom were eligible to cast their vote for the first time in the 2019 general elections with their transgender identity—had no place in society until the Indian Supreme Court formally recognized them as the third gender in April 2014. And yet, the fight against social stigma, discrimination, self-identification and harrassment continues. The revised Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill of 2016, currently languishing in the parliament, denies any affirmative action for transpersons in eduation, healthcare, and employment.