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Transgenders fight for their rights

in INDIA, 30/09/2012

“We ran a huge campaign in Warangal district for our voting rights. In the end, the local authorities issued voter ID cards to 140 transgenders in Warangal district. At the end of the day, the public should understand that we too are human beings and like any other, we too have basic rights,” a proud Laila told ‘The Hindu’.

Laila pointed out that 14 of their community members in Warangal district have completed graduation and nine have qualified as lab technicians. “We can discharge our duties as efficiently as anyone else. It is just a matter of having the right skills,” she points out.

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