New Delhi, April 15: A month after Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone featured in 'My Choice' video, transgenders also featured in a similar video.
The only difference is that the earlier 'My Choice' bold video featuring 100 women over their empowerment was directed by Homi Adajania, while the new 'My Choice' video has been produced by Teen Pathar Productions. [Transgenders celebrate SC verdict]
The video came in the backdrop of the first anniversary of the Supreme Court judgement recognising the transgenders as 'third gender'. [We too are human beings: Laxmi Tripathi]
The impacting video has been released to restore the dignity and to safeguarde the future generations of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.
In a video lasting for 2 minutes 18 seconds, an intense voice over tells what are the choices of Transgenders and they need to be treated euqally, without any discrimination, just like normal people. [Story of transgender activist Laxmi, now in English]
"To look feminine or masculine is my choice, but to be born with the sex I don't conform with wasn't my choice."
The video also reveals that "to be born with the sex I don't conform with wasn't my choice."
Watch the Video here:
Last month, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone along with many other women from different field was seen in 'My Choice' video. ['My choice' to have sex before marriage or outside marriage, says Deepika Padukone
Three days later, 'My Choice- Male Version' was also released, giving out the same message.
Third Gender celebrates their recognition
To mark the occasion, activists from the transgender and transsexual community across the country gathered at Jantar Mantar and pledged to donate their eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India.
Last year, Justice A K Sikri and K S Radhakrishnan had passed the landmark judgement. The apex court had also asked the government to treat the 'third gender' as socially and economically backward.
Social activist Swami Agnivesh also joined the celebrations and lauded the transgender community for pledging to donate their eyes.