Where is my right?
- 26 Jul 2018
"A lot of them don’t even realise that they’re neither a girl nor a boy but a transgender until much later in life. Because of the societal pressure, parents don’t even talk about it with their kids. Even in schools, transgender children are bullied. In many cases, we’re subjected to harassment too. But who do you talk to? Your parents think you’re being stupid and school doesn’t even listen to you. Situations like these force young transgender kids to run away from home. They live on the roadside. They have no access to education. Think about it. If you have no home, no education, no background and you belong to a gender that isn’t even recognised well by the society, do you think you’ll have a good life? They’re left with options like begging and sex work. On the other hand, there are a bunch of transgender kids who survive bullying and tortures during their childhood and manage to study. But life isn’t any easy just because you have education. I used to work for a couple of companies. In each one of them, I was subjected to discrimination and insults, which leads to traumatic conditions. For how long in life can you survive battling all this? The whole society is against you. How do you prove yourself? Where is the question of employment and education when living a basic life with three meals a day becomes difficult? Despite various talks, protests and representations, all bills are on hold. Either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha or some other authority who is sitting on it.
The thing about trans people is we feel normal. It’s the way we are. It’s only others who say we're not normal. Trans people are the same as everyone else, our ideas in life are to be happy, to be respected, to be comfortable and to be equal. Is that too much to ask for? "
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