World’s first matrimonial site for transsexual women

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Published on One World South Asia (first published on IBN Live), by , 4 Sept. 2009., (in english on India a new matchmaking portal for transsexual, has been launched in India. Kalki Subramaniam, director of the Sahodari Foundation, is behind the initiative to raise awareness on marriage and adoption rights for transsexuals.

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Creating a new space

Kalki said that the reason why she thought of launching this website was because the profiles of the members of the transsexual community were being rejected by popular matrimonial websites.

“Some of the transsexual ladies wanted to upload their profiles on the popular matrimonial websites in the country and few of them even tried but their profiles were rejected because of the gender identity because they were not the biological women and that is the discrimination. So we wanted to take it in our own hands,” said Kalki.

Transsexuals in India are commonly referred to as hijras and often do not fit easily into society.

But widespread superstitions have also accorded them a certain amount of fearful respect, while a handful has been elected to public office.

Singing and dancing bands of sari-clad hijras will often appear, invited or otherwise, at weddings and at the blessing ceremonies of newborn babies. (full text).

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