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Submitted by bihariboy Location: All India (All India, India)

It has been more than a year that sec 377 has been repealed, and the NALSA judgement has been a positive vehicle that has led to at least some acceptance of the LGBTQ+ Community in India. But the recent Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 has met with a lot of resistance from the members of the transgender community.

It is in this light, can we share our experiences (or thoughts) where we as members of the queer community faced discrimination or humiliation, or just plain ignorance from 'others' just by the virtue of us being queer at public spaces. This can also denial of rights or services at Public spaces like washrooms, streets and parks, metros (including stations) or other modes of transport etc.

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 05:45 AM

If a transgender person joins my company I will be happy and would never let them realise that they are different

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 07:28 AM

I once saw a trans person (hijra) denied entry in a BEST bus and a two wheeler rider making fun of him ,shouting he will travel WT.
I felt angry at myself for not reacting there.

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 08:27 AM

I feel if people are more civilized and open minded (let it be Sstraight/Gay/Bi/Lesbian/TGs) then there will be no discrimination.

Hijra's can travel on any public transport (unless they were denied entry for begging) or they can use any public facility like men and women does..... Hijra's are most ignored community by government because jobs are not provided to deserving TGs.... later they have no other option but to beg or get into prostitution to earn bread and butter....... which has change mindset of a common man and people still has stigma against Hijra's....

But after recognition of 3rd gender things have slightly change and it will definitely change in near future.

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 08:35 AM

U can't force the general public to like the homosexual life style. It has to automatically blend so dont get soo dumb and post such idiocies

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 11:37 AM

Homosexual lifestyle??? ROFL.. your are perfect example of internalized homophobia :-)

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 02:26 PM

Many public places have such problems

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 03:04 PM

@Daniel Hijras were gainfully employed in the days of Imperial rule to guard harems and women of royal families where men could not be trusted. Malik Kafir was a hijra who rose to become the highest ranking administrator for Allauddin Khilji. He was born in a maratha mily and was bought by a khwaja in surat.
Hijras should have used their talent to fit into the new society and become socially relevant/useful. However they have become a total nuisance by resorting to extortion, molestation of young men, kidnapping of boys/infants, *** trade etc.

Laxmi Tripathi has emerged as a visionary leader who is leading them onto a spiritual and respectable life.

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Posted On Jan 22, 2020 - 03:27 PM

@methlord -ur pic shows ur *** not enough to arouse either a female or male so dont post such idiotic pic and comment as if u r a genius - you are a perfect case for trans

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Posted On Jan 24, 2020 - 05:15 AM

I saw a trans employee enter a washroom at shoppers stop in bandra. I was impressed at how the staff were accepting and noone reacted. Thats a positive story. Good job shoppers bandra

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Posted On Jan 24, 2020 - 06:15 AM

Forget about local indian companies, even so called best companies to work for have issues of discrimination based on gender , sexual orientation... these are big topics.. and reason of coming to lime light is .. discrimination exists
organizatiosinations are becoming quite receptive here but sti fact remains they don't allow them to climb ladder

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Posted On Jan 26, 2020 - 08:02 AM

@rajron Totally agreed. In most companies the gender non discrimination is just on paper and a long way to go before things change.

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Posted On Jan 26, 2020 - 10:02 AM

even in MNC, our indians are only working. The discrimination exists at all levels. No point being honest, straight, etc. We should know to use the situation to your needs. I feel that all Managers need a councelling on behaviour and attitude.

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Posted On Feb 7, 2020 - 11:20 PM

I saw some post where they mentioned about some NGO called maghizhvan foundation in Chennai but I am not able to find anything by that name. Is this NGO still functional?

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Posted On Feb 8, 2020 - 12:00 AM

SK12345 Yes. Google and Instagram you can find

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Posted On Feb 8, 2020 - 09:29 AM

@Sk12345: You can contact Magizhvan via https://www.magizhvanfoundation.org/

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Posted On Feb 8, 2020 - 09:48 AM

Also you could find them in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magizhvanchennai/

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Posted On Feb 26, 2020 - 10:04 PM

If a person can do the job, then why should anyone care how they choose to appear? The job gets done; the employee eats; the government recieves tax revenue; infrastructure gets funded. Society maintains its dignity, as does the employee (and the employer).

Respect, not derision, should be the default position. Everyone is different: built differently, thinks differently, expresses themselves differently and manifests themselves differently. Those who mock may think they're one of a majority, validated by that perception, but they're not - they are too ignorant to recognise the differences that exist, seen and unseen.

There's a certain honesty - and bravery - in someone living out the life they feel comfortable with, and they deserve respect for that honesty. More respect, I think, than those in mock marriages living their hypocrisy in fear.

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Posted On Feb 26, 2020 - 10:13 PM

@scotch. It's comments such as yours that are akin the two-wheeler's mockery related by @fifty. How do you know what turns others on? There is a whole raft of guys out there that like small penises, and an entire *** genre based on it. Even this site recognises *** size as a preference. So, who is the pig-ignorant 'rather-not-say' coward now?

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Posted On Feb 27, 2020 - 07:09 PM

Corporate India is nowhere close to normalising Homosexuality or accepting anything that's a deviation from laid down social norms. While some MNCs and Leading Indian companies are bringing out HR policies that protect the LGBT community but the reality is far and bleak. If you are gay and out it's a professional suicide and that's the reality. I met a group of men at workplace discussing homosexuality and the way they were talking it looked like they were discussing somebody with a disease. It was things like gays have *** with anyone and everyone etc etc. I was wondering if they should be sent back to some *** education session. That's the reality. Women accept homosexuality a lot more easily than men.