Transgender Rights Advocacy

Sensitizing the media and Sensitizing through media

Media is one of the biggest tools for advocacy. Sahodari maintains a very good relationship with the media.The regional language media in our country has opened itself to discuss the issue of gender identity and sexual orientation. However, the terminologies used when writing or reporting about the LGBT community is mostly inappropriate.

Sahodari, with the help of INP+ organised Sensitisation programs on LGBT issues for the Tamil media in two biggest cities in Tamilnadu – Chennai and Coimbatore. Issues and problems of the LGBT community were openly shared with the media people. We also released a guide book for the media which also contains terminologies to be used when referring to the LGBT people. Both the programmes are big successes.

A sensitization seminar with Tamil media on LGBT issues – Chennai seminar http://kalki.tblog.com/post/1970092314

Media sensitization on LGBT issues in Coimbatore – The Hindu coverage
http://www.thehindu.com/2009/09/06/stories/2009090654510600.htm

In defense and support of the LGBT community on Televisi shows in Tamil and English.

Kalki defending Transgender rights in Neeya, Naana – a popular Tamil Talkshow – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fksz9m2PD8

Kalki defending Transgender rights in Neeya, Naana – a popular Tamil Talkshow – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJrlpwdmlg