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In A Progressive Move, Nagpur Administration Decides To Build Public Toilets For Transgenders

The struggle for the rights of the LGBTQ community seems to finally be paying off in many parts of India. One such place is Nagpur where the district administration has decided to construct two public toilets in the city for members of the transgender community.

The administration of Nagpur has taken this decision after representatives of the Sarthi Trust, which works for the community, met District Collector Sachin Kurve and demanded separate public toilets for transgenders, reported PTI. “We have decided to set up two (public) toilets for the transgender community in Pachpaoli and Sitabuldi areas.

The CEO of Sarathi Trust Nikunj Joshi said there were approximately 1,200 transgenders in Nagpur. They apprised the collector and deans and civil surgeons of government hospitals about health concerns of transgender community, and the discrimination they face. “We requested for separate (public) toilets as well as separate medical wards for transgenders,” he said.

Source: Indiatimes.con

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