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28th July 2021

Sports – a forgotten tool to uplift and strengthen the position of Trans-genders 28th July2021

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When a group of transgenders from Coimbatore wanted to venture into sports, the first thing that came to their mind was Silambam – an ancient form of martial art from Tamil Nadu that has earned global recognition as reported by THE HINDU

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Unfairness followed in Sports against transgenders

First, athletes must have undergone sex reassignment surgery, including changes in the external genitalia and gonadectomy. Second, athletes must show legal recognition of their gender. It was not until 2004 that the IOC allowed transgender athletes to participate in the Olympic Games.

The group of transgenders headed by S.Anushya received the push to learn Silambam from the ‘Mangaiyanavan foundation’, which was started by Seven women coaches with an aim to bring the third gender people into the game.

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In the future, they can also request for sports quota in government jobs which uplifts their life and dignity.

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