Friday, July 8, 2016

Workplace equality: A distant dream for transgender people - LIVEMINT

by Arundhati Ramanathan
Originally published: July 7, 2016

Corporate jobs help the third gender break stereotypes, but the office space remains a minefield of trouble

Bengaluru: It was on his 25th birthday that Arnav S. realized just how bad he had it.

“Birthdays in our company are an elaborate affair. But I knew better than to expect anything,” says Arnav, a senior market analyst at a multinational company.

“My team lead hated me. He would not call me during meetings, not include me in team outings, and he even had a problem with my girlfriend’s picture that I had on my desk. So, naturally, I didn’t expect him or anyone else to suddenly be nice to me.”