Chennai launches transsexual matrimonial website

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Chennai, Aug 29: The world's first transsexual matrimonial website was launched in Chennai.

A Chennai based transgender Kalki is the director and the founder of the website, sahodari.org, which is one of first websites in the world for transsexual marriages.

Kalki said that the reason why she thought of launching this website was because the profiles of the members of the transsexual community were being rejected by popular matrimonial websites.

"Some of the transsexual ladies wanted to upload their profiles on the popular matrimonial websites in the country and few of them even tried but their profiles were rejected because of the gender identity because they were not the biological women and that is the discrimination. So we wanted to take it in our own hands," said Kalki.

Transsexuals in India are commonly referred to as 'hijras' and often do not fit easily into society.

But widespread superstitions have also accorded them a certain amount of fearful respect, while a handful has been elected to public office.

Most hijras in India earn their livelihoods by singing and dancing in the weddings or by blessing the new borns.

ANI

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