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Gauri Sawant becomes First Transgender Election Ambassador

The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 Election Ambassadors from Maharashtra. She is the first Transgender Election Ambassador. She is the director of Sakshi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS.

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Gauri Sawant appointed as first transgender election ambassador in India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. It’s the first time that a transgender has been appointed as an election ambassador in India. According to the Election Commission, Gauri Sawant’s appointment would help in more people from this category getting ..

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Gujarat government constitutes a Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)

The Gujarat government has formed a special board for the transgender community to provide social security to the community. As a state-run agency, the ‘Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)’ will have powers to introduce special schemes for the community. It will work for uplift and development of the transgender community. The new board will have the ..

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Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, which seeks to empower the transgender community in the country by providing them a separate identity. The bill which was introduced in the parliament two years ago has been passed with 27 amendments. The primary objective of the Transgender Persons (Protection of ..

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Kochi to get country’s first transgender school

Sahaj International School will be the first residential transgender school in the country which is set to be inaugurated on December 30 at Kochi. The school will initially accommodate 10 transgenders and will be led by six transgenders working with the TransIndia Foundation. The students include a disabled person and a migrant. The students have ..

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