28th Jan is Pride in Mumbai and in celebration to that Mumbai saw its first ever gay flash mob in the at Marine Drive. Its not only Mumbai’s first but it happened to India’s and Asia’s first gay flash mob.
Mumbai has done it agian. In India people say, what Mumbai things today, rest of India thinks tomorrow. Here what the city did, the rest of Asia hasn’t thought about it yet.
This a bold effort which was a huge success and hopefully other cities will follow the example and have one of their own. At a time when Indian Health Minister proved to be how ignorant, bigoted and uneducated a person can be when it comes to LGBT issues in his country, these awarenesses are even more necessary than before.
Here’s wishing Mumbai a Happy Pride on the 28th. Hope its as huge a success as their Flash Mob.
Pakistan has given a ground breaking ruling to allow transgenders to have their own gender category in official documents.
This is a huge step in gender equality and coming from a conservative country like Pakistan, it calls for kudos and appreciation.
They would be able to choose an alternative gender from the regular Male or Female when applying for their National Identity Cards.
As can be seen in the video, this could be the opening of the door this community needed to get proper jobs and not resort to begging, something they were forced to do for being treated as a 3rd grade citizen in their own country.
Whats the WIIFM factor the government? Why all of a sudden such a radical decision?
Well… the obvious reason would be, if this community gets NIC and get proper jobs, the number of tax payers would increase. Hence more money for the government.
But this is a win win situation for both parties. When both parties benifit out of a decision, it cannot be wrong.
So congratulations Pakistan!! Well Done.