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Video: Explained: Transgender Act and how it affects the community

A screenshot of the video. It shows trans rights activist Kanmani Ray on the right side and on the left, a green-board design with the typography: TRANSGENDER ACT EXPLAINED, CHEATSHEET

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act passed in November 2019 garnered vociferous criticism from activists and allies for failing to uphold the autonomy and choices of trans people, putting in place arbitrary procedures and taking away their basic rights. With inimitable zing, trans rights activist Kanmani Ray succinctly lays down the concerns around the Act, points out how its language reinforces the gender binary and highlights the fact that while seeking to protect the rights of trans people, the Act in fact discriminates against them.


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