On Friday, Nidheesh MK reported for Livemint a story which shook many who were lauding the Kochi Metro’s initiative to employ 23 transgender persons as their ground staff.
Their ‘unsaid story’, Livemint pointed out, was not very different from the narratives of struggle and discrimination that have come to be associated with transgender lives. Nidheesh’s story highlighted how though the assured income from working at the metro was a relief, it wasn’t really enough for transgender employees.
One of the transgender persons quoted said that she continues to live in a ‘home’ which was no more than a makeshift tin-roofed accommodation atop a lodge, for which she paid about Rs 600 per day.
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