T.N. Budget 2024: ₹2-crore allocation for transpersons lauded

Published - February 20, 2024 12:28 am IST - Chennai

Welcoming Tamil Nadu government’s announcement to allocate ₹2 crore to cover all educational expenses including tuition and hostel fees for transpersons who want to pursue higher education, M. Radha, a Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board member, requested the government and people to refrain from using the term ‘Third Gender’ (Moondram Paalinam) to refer to transpersons or intersex people. “I request the terms ‘Thirunangai’ and ‘Thirunambi’ be used. There can be no ranking based on gender, hence being termed ‘Third Gender’ would not be right,” she said.

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