An Indian transgender asks an uncomfortable question

Akkai Padmashali

Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist from Bangalore, asks why sexual activity ‘against the order of nature’ is a crime in 21st century India. She goes on to share a song about her ordeal of fighting for her gender, and points to the extreme difficulties that the LGBT community face in India. At a broader level, she questions the morality of a majority sitting in judgment upon the preferences of minority communities.
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Akkai Padmashali

LGBTQ Activist

Akkai is an LGBTQ activist based out of Bangalore. She is one of the faces of the transgender struggle in India.

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