Thousands of trans people waiting months for IDs in India

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12/26/2023

Thousands of transgender people in India are reportedly waiting months to obtain a certificate that will allow them to receive gender-affirming care. Statistics reported by the country’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment found that over 3,200 applications had been waiting more than 30 days to receive a transgender certificate and ID card. In India, transgender ID cards are nationally recognised documents which are required to obtain legal gender recognition and gender-affirming care.

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