Yvo Manuel Vas Dias , Kalki Subramaniam and Neysara discuss Transgender activism and culture
Yvo Manuel Vas Dias, Kalki Subramaniam and Neysara discuss Transgender activism and culture. Yvo explains the journey of trans emancipation in netherlands. Kalki speaks about the same in India. Neysara speaks about the journey and challenges ahead for trans emancipation in India.
I liked how Yvo eloquently put it: “It was not talking about transgender people but with.” This is where the Indian government took the back burner in drafting the Bill of Rights. It’s the government’s responsibility to initiate and facilitate dialogue with a diverse representation from a marginalized community.
Not only did the government fail in doing that, but they have also been actively handpicking the only representation from the community that’s expressly supportive of the government and their caste-based ideology, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (a UC, Brahmin, by the way) and her partner, Aryan Pasha, for example. To tell it how it is, such uneducated and misinformed people in power have done more harm than good to the community (if there ever was one).