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Assam transgender release video, seek integration and inclusion in festivities

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In an attempt to raise awareness against the social alienation of the community, the All Assam Transgender Association (AATA) has released a short video seeking your inclusion at festivals and other occasions.

Called ‘Ami Tritiyo’ (We Third), the 2:24 minute video, a collaborative effort by AATA and a local NGO, the Northeast Rural Development Voluntary Association (NEVARD), was released on Friday.

Made with the support of the Assam government’s department of social welfare transgender welfare board, the video, released ahead of this month’s Magh Bihu, the harvest festival marked with banquets and celebrations, hopes to help transgender people. to be included in the festivities.

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“This video was part of a project by the department of social welfare to raise awareness about the issue of discrimination faced by the transgender community,” said an eminent transgender activist and associate vice chairman of the transgender welfare board.

“I hope this video will spread awareness and help get rid of gender discrimination against the transgender community. Since Magh Bihu is close, we want people to include transgender people in festivals and other celebrations without any stigma, ”added Baruah.

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