Audio podcast: ‘People told my parents to give me away because I’m transgender’

Ashraf Engineer

June 23, 2021

June 2021 is Pride Month, so it was fitting that a few days ago the Madras High Court suggested measures to sensitise society and the state to remove prejudices against the LGBTQIA+ community. It also ordered strict action against those found to be attempting to “cure” or change sexual orientation. Khushi Shaikh (pictured), one of India’s first transgender models and a leading content creator, speaks about the community’s journey since the reading down of Section 377 and what lies next.