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3-day national gathering of transgenders in Goa from Nov 15

Posted on Nov 13, 09:06AM | UNI

A three-day all India 'mela' of transgenders will be held in Goa from November 15 to 17.

More than 50 transgenders from different states such as Maharashtra, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi and Goa are expected to participate in the three-day event organised by an NGO Anam Prem, said advovate Satish Sonak, convenor of the Mela, while addressing a news conference here today.

He said that since transgender is a despised community in India, normal human rights are denied to them.

Anam Prem has been trying for acceptance of the trangenders in the society.

The Mela will be held at Azad Bhavan, Povorim on the occasion of 'Bhaubij' on November 15.

Prominent transgender activist Abheena Aher will lecture on problems faced by transgenders. Besides, there will be workshop on self income generation programme for participants, cultural-cum-educational programmes and a boat cruise, Adv Sonak added.