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2023 Recap: A Rollercoaster Year for Queer Rights in India

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Governments in Delhi, Maharashtra, and Telangana have taken significant measures to promote the well-being and inclusion of the transgender community. In Delhi, the Women and Child Welfare Department, guided by the National Human Rights Commission, has directed the establishment of anti-discrimination cells, inclusion of ‘third gender’ in job applications, and provision of ‘all gender’ or separate transgender washrooms in government offices. Maharashtra has passed a ‘Government Resolution,’ ensuring free higher education for transgender students in public universities and affiliated colleges, covering diploma and technical courses.


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