Even though the visibility of transgender people is increasing in our society; they still face severe discrimination and inequality. Kerala is the first state to unveil Transgender policy, which envisages to end the societal stigma towards the sexual minority group. Government of Kerala is implementing various welfare programmes for mainstreaming such target population.
As a new initiative, Social Justice Department along with Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) will provide financial assistance for transgender persons to help them launch self-employment ventures. KSWDC will provide loan up to Rs. 3 lakh to transgenders for starting the self- employment initiatives. Through this initiative the Transgender persons can earn a livelihood and lead a normal life like any other individual and become financially stable.