Bringing them to the mainstream of society
The Transgender community face many problems such as fear, shame, social discrimination, depression, suicidal tendencies and social stigma. they are unable to live a dignified life, once their gender status is revealed. Steps must be taken to create public awareness so that TGs feel that they are a part of society and are not treated as untouchables. The solution to their problems require concerted efforts to mainstream them through adoption of an inclusive approach in all spheres of life.
Kerala is the first State to establish a Policy for Transgenders, in India. The Transgender persons are reluctant to reveal their identity. Transgenders are very much struggling for their day to day life activities. This group needs more attention for mainstreaming into the society.
The Hon'ble Supreme Court vide Judgement dated 15th April, 2014 has directed the Centre and State Government to grant legal recognition of their identity.
“Seldom, our society realizes or cares to realize the trauma, agony and pain which the members of Transgender community undergo, nor appreciates the innate feelings of the members of the Transgender community, especially of those whose mind and body disown their biological sex. Our society often ridicules and abuses the Transgender community and in public places like railway stations, bus stands, schools, workplaces, malls, theatres, hospitals, they are sidelined and treated as untouchables, forgetting the fact that the moral failure lies in the society’s unwillingness to contain or embrace different gender identities and expressions, a mindset which we have to change.”- (Judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on 15 April 2014)