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Maharashtra govt drops derogatory 'Shemale' category from driving licences after LGBT community's criticism

in INDIA, 26/01/2014

Hours after dna pointed out the use of an objectionable term to describe transsexuals in the online form for driving licence, the transport department on Saturday swung into action and rectified the error. Activists representing the LGBT community have lauded the department’s swift move. 


Earlier, the transport department’s attempt to simply the process to obtain a driving licence had drawn sharp criticism after activists noticed that the Andheri regional transport office had included transgenders under the title ‘Shemale’ on its web-based form. Read more

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