Goa trust speaks up for rights of state’s 10,000-strong LGBT community

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04/23/2023

With more than 10,000 persons from the LGBT community living in Goa, they are struggling for their right of ‘Same Sex Marriage since the last two decades to do away with the social stigma and live happily in the coastal state. In Goa there are seven transgenders who have been given election cards, but they have complained that they are discriminated against in jobs. Lal Baig, project manager of ‘Humsaath Trust Goa, speaking to IANS said that there are around 4,500 LGBT members registered with this trust. “There are more than 10,000 members belonging to the LGBT community. Some willingly come to us and get registered. But some stay away,” he said.

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