Transgender groups demand right to life – Staff Reporter

Bhubaneswar: People belonging to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups took out a rally here on Saturday, demanding their right to life and dignity.

Christened ‘Rainbow Pride Walk,’ the rally was attended by those from sexual minority groups.

“Those with alternative sexualities and gender identities are expressions of diversity of humanity. We are not suffering from physical or mental illness. Our sexualities and gender are not the result of western culture or media influence; nor are they indicators of cultural degradation,” Subham Mishra, a leading gay activist, said.