An Indian Transgender Asks an Uncomfortable Question

Akkai Padmashali

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

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.