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Pictures Of Confidence: Transgenders Are Charting A New Path

Transgenders face more mental and physical violence, as well as social stigma and discrimination, than any other community.

Breaking norms Simran Arora, consultant Photographs: Suresh K. Pandey

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.

New frontiers Mahi Gupta works with Noida Metro
New frontiers Mahi Gupta works with Noida Metro

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.

Vippi is a beautician
Vippi is a beautician
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