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'Shemale' category on driving licences upsets LGBT community, demand apology from RTO authorities

in INDIA, 26/01/2014

The state transport department has prepared a new format for those applying for a driving licence which, for the first time, mentions a third sex category in addition to ‘male’ and ‘female’. The category has been labeled ‘shemale’, which has distressed the LGBT community. 


“The term is commonly used in the porn industry and I am dejected by this. On one hand you want to acknowledge the rights of the community, but on the other hand you demean us in this way,” said Urmi Jadhav, a transgender working with the LGBT community. Read more

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