Our sexuality is being questioned and we are often treated as sex workers. We are also human beings like everyone and have equal rights to lead a normal life like anyone in this country. There are 30 lakh transgenders in the country and the government should take steps to protect our rights. I want all transgenders without hiding their identities to claim their rights,” said Surya, another transgender. Ace journalist B R P Bhaskar and District Medical officer K M Shirabudheen took part in the event and extended solidarity to the protest.
Breaking the jinx of gender insensitivity in India, a formal recommendation for a dedicated board for the welfare of transgender community would be made to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan soon. The Maharashtra government is also making efforts to educe a sensitisation programme for police, doctors and even teachers. >>>