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Treat sexual minorities equally: Manjula Chellur

Published: 17th June 2012 11:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2012 11:15 AM   |  A+A-

The members of sexual minorities organised the screening of a documentary titled “Let the Butterflies Fly” in the city on Saturday.

The sexual minorities comprising, transgenders, transvestites, lesbians, gays, male and female sex workers came under a single banner to raise their voice against injustice being meted out to them.

Manjula Chellur, acting Chief Justice of Kerala was present at the screening.

Justice Manjula Chellur said, “The problems of these communities have to be discussed openly and we should help them to bridge the divide existing between these community members and the society. Parents, friends and teachers neglect them. As a result, they become arrogant and indulge in exhibitionism to grab the attention of the public. They should be treated equally. People should identify their talents and respect them. The society also needs the efforts of the sexual minorities.”

Documentary film-maker Gopal Menon said, “A few years ago, a police inspector took a transgender and beat her on her private parts which led to infection. Later, the police approached  Appollo Hospital and asked them to stitch the private part. This was done without her consent. And we decided to raise our voices against such dastardly acts and have made a film in this regard.”

Karnataka Sex Workers Union General Secretary Sujatha said that without the support of NGO and others who have a soft corner for the victims, the community members cannot survive in the society and lead a normal life.



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