Changing Trends in Socio-Economic Conditions of Transgender in Chennai City
Gnana Sanga Mithra S1, Vijayalakshmi V.2
1S. Gnana Sanga Mithra, Research Scholar, Department of School of Social Science And Languages, VIT Chennai, India.
2Dr. V. Vijayalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Department of School of Social Science And Languages, VIT Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on September 19, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 194-196 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1116109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1116.109119
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Abstract: The term Transgender (TG) is generally used to describe those who transgress social gender norms. The third gender in India has emerged as a strong fashion in LGBTQI rights. Transgender people come from all walks of life and experience many of the same socio-economic problems as other people. This means that every organizational policy and procedure may impact the experience of Transgender people. In contemporary times, the government of India introduced many welfare policies and schemes to improve the Socio-economic economic conditions and constitutional safeguards for the TG people. This paper focuses on the social inclusion of TG’s in India and provides an overview of the current situation regarding community engagement. The present study is an empirical study in which socio-economic conditions of the TG’s were extracted by using an interview schedule. Fifty-five respondents were selected in Chennai city through a non-probability sampling method using snowball and convenience technique. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS. It is clear that after the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court for the acceptance of TG as ‘third gender’ have given them recognition in the society. Levels of representation to voice out their needs have increased. To conclude, society needs to take care of the social stigma towards TG community and give them a chance to stand equally and to participate together in the process of community development.
Keywords: Constitutional Provisions, Socio-economic Conditions, Transgender (TG), LGBTQI.