“Never be afraid to show your true colours” they say so. In a society which scoffs at people going against expected norms, transgender people have been derided at every turn and continue being unfairly treated even today. Some people deny them respect and some barely treat them as fellow citizens deserving the same basic rights as everyone else. Even the youth of today won’t think twice before using terms like “hijras” as a way to mock someone.
In what is a landmark achievement, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences(KISS) has appointed a transgender woman, Sadhana Kinnar, as a social development officer. Sadhana Kinnar, formely known as Sadhana Mishra, has been working in the field of gender identity, gender discrimination, social mainstreaming of transgenders and development of underprivileged children and women for the past 14 years in Bhubaneswar.
Transgenders, due to lack of being provided their rights and systemic discrimination face several major issues …