Community Correspondents

christy

christy

The challenges of being a transgender person began in her teenage years for Christy Raj when she was banished from home after confronting her family with her sexual identity. Rescued from an uncertain fate by a group of eunuchs who embraced her as part of their family, Christy was eventually exposed to, and dismayed by, harassment and other harmful behavior wrought by the sensationalism and broken promises of identity protection by mainstream media. Now, as an IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent, Christy is regarded as a trustworthy media spokesperson for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer communities and works towards exposing and addressing the discrimination they face.

Videos from christy

Radio Empowers Transgender

 
/ March 24, 2011

In Bangalore, Priyanka has gained courage and respect by working in Radio Active.

Transgender Woman Inspires Community

 
/ January 12, 2011

Dalit Transgender woman in India’s Bangalore contests local election, motivates community to fight for it’s rights

Transgender WomanInspires Community

 
/ September 17, 2010

Dalit Transgender woman in India’s Bangalore contests local election, motivates community to fight for it’s rights

Water Woes of City Tribals

 
/ July 13, 2010

Bangalore’s Dungri tribal community no longer has fair access to the city’s water supply.

Transgender ManBreaks Silence

 
/ June 21, 2010

Transsexuals and intersex individuals face significant challenges in India

Government Ignores Preschoolers

 
/ May 20, 2010

Under the Anganwadi system in India, it was legislated that even pre-school children have a right to schooling.