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India government puts out viral Facebook video in support of transgender women

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India government puts out viral Facebook video in support of transgender women

An Indian government agency has made a public statement to protect its transgender hires, even producing a Facebook video to educate the public about discrimination. It's being heralded as a first in the country, where transgender women still face abuse and hostility from society. SEE ALSO: Here's why you should pay close attention to India's space program The 23 women will be working at a new Kochi Metro station in Kerala, south India. In the video, one woman says: "I also have ambition, hopes and dreams." Another says: "I want you to look at me, and just see a person doing a job." Image: Kerala Information/Facebook Read more...More about India, Gender, Social Good, Transgender, and Gender Identity

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An Indian government agency has made a public statement to protect its transgender hires, even producing a Facebook video to educate the public about discrimination.

It's being heralded as a first in the country, where transgender women still face abuse and hostility from society.

SEE ALSO: Here's why you should pay close attention to India's space program

The 23 women will be working at a new Kochi Metro station in Kerala, south India.

In the video, one woman says: "I also have ambition, hopes and dreams."

Another says: "I want you to look at me, and just see a person doing a job."

Image: Kerala Information/Facebook Read more...

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