Monthly Archives: May 2015

Transgender Equality: The Way Forward

Last week the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s bill of historical importance which provides a comprehensive rights framework for transgender persons in India. This is a victory of staggering magnitude — not only was it voted in unanimously, it is also the first time in 46 years that a private member’s bill has been passed.

For this legislation to truly achieve its potential, Lok Sabha needs to proceed in a manner that is as consultative as possible. This is a historic moment for a “minuscule minority”. Let the government make it count.