BREAKING NEWS

India grants transgender community legal recognition

Now Reading:

India grants transgender community legal recognition

Text size Aa Aa

India’s highest court has granted the country’s transgender community legal recognition, in a landmark ruling that seeks to end long-term discrimination.

Experts say transgenders have a long history in South Asia. But they have become ostracised, often abused and forced into prostitution.

Hate crimes are thought to be common but few are reported.