Transgenders face more mental and physical violence, as well as social stigma and discrimination, than any other community. As a result, most of them conceal their gender reality and hesitate going out for work. And if they do, they are paid lower wages and discriminated against. But the situation is changing. Today, they occupy many senior positions in respectable jobs.
When Simran Arora “came out”, the first question that was raised by her shocked family is “What will you do? Are you also going to beg?”. Now 38, the first transgender employee of the central government is a consultant at the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.