They sing and dance for cash during celebrations and religious ceremonies. The bill now goes to the upper house before the Indian president signs it into a law. The administrative process for obtaining a transgender identity card, they say, is cumbersome. I, as a transwoman, do not be called as a transwoman man Another thing is that all over India most of the transgender people are engaged in sex work or begging," said activist Grace Banu, from the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Brenda. Age: 25.
It is more about violating our rights as human beings," said Chettri.
Bella. Age: 28.
Transgenders in India oppose the bill seeking to protect them
The transgender community in India, which faces discrimination despite being part of the country's society and culture since ancient times, is up in arms against a bill that seeks to protect their rights and reduce stigma about their identities. It involves sending a petition to a local court along with five reports, including from a head physician, a psychologist and a government official. It is more about violating our rights as human beings," said Chettri. They are ubiquitously seen at crowded traffic intersections in big Indian cities, dressed in bright saris and wearing heavy makeup on their faces, begging and offering blessings.