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Transgender members hold rally in Chennai

January 25, 2011 - Chennai

Thousands of transgender community members held a rally here to mark the annual transgender community celebrations week -2011.

The rally was organised by Tamil Nadu Aids Initiative (TAI) and Voluntary Health Services (VHS).

Dr. R. Lakshmi Bai, TAI Project Director said it's an initiative to bring the community to the mainstream and help them live a dignified life.

"What actually we have done in the last seven years is, just tried to mainstream them because they are facing some element of discrimination in the society. We have done many activities which will help them to come in mainstream, for example, they are the people who actually placed in Guinness record like more than 6000 of them have given their eyes as donation, 30,000 sampling, so many every year. They had a different aim of doing this mainstreaming day," said Bai.

Members of the community participated in the rally dressed up in fancy attires of Hindu deities and other traditional wear.


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