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Communities and Allies respond to the MSJE Transgender Rights Bill (2015)

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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), Government of India, had sought comments on the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015 [click here for local copy from LiveLaw.in] from  Comments/suggestions were to be sent latest by 14th January, 2016 (extended from 4 January) to Smt Ghazala Meenai, Joint Secretary (SD).
Here are letters from groups and collectives that have shared their responses in the public domain.

TRANS* AND INTERSEX COMMUNITY-LED GROUPS

Sampoorna: Network of and for trans* and intersex Indians:  [click here]

South India Transgender Samithi: forum representing trans* people from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana following a consultation in Bengaluru [click here]

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti:  recommendations based on consultations in Hyderabad and the South India consultation in Bengaluru [click here]

LGBTIQ COMMUNITY-LED GROUPS

Queer Campus Delhi: Youth-led student support collective striving towards creating safe spaces for LGBTIAQ students in universities and colleges across Delhi. [click here for PDF]

LABIA: queer feminist collective in Mumbai [click here]

LesBiT: collective of lesbians, bi women and transmen in Bengaluru [click here]

Nirangal: Chennai-based trans-and-ally led NGO working towards to advance justice and rights for LGBT and sex worker communities in Tamil Nadu [click here]

Sappho for Equality:
Kolkata-based activist forum fighting for the rights of lesbian, bisexual women and transmen since 1999 [click here]

OTHER ALLY GROUPS

Equals Centre for Promotion of Social Justice: disability rights organisation based in Chennai [click here]

Insaaf: student-driven legal aid project initiated by National Law University, Delhi [click here]

Sangama, Aneka and ReachLaw: Recommendations from consultation of 33 organisations in southern India, facilitated by these Bengaluru-based NGOs and law firm [click here for PDF]

 


Thanks to all the groups listed above for sharing their recommendations to the MSJE. If you would like to add to this collection, please write to orinamwebber_at_ gmail.com

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