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Disquiet In The Office

The transgender community is looking to find its feet in a business setting. Companies claim to profess inclusive policies, but acceptability in a corporate environment is a contentious issue

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Published 7 months ago on Mar 01, 2022 4 minutes Read
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For decades now, popular culture in India has portrayed the transgender community as either scary and villainous or comic relief for a largely cisgender heterosexual audience. Over the years, there has been a gradual shift in how the community has been portrayed.
“All of this has not happened because of policies but persistence of people,” says Zainab Patel, a transgender woman who was recently appointed as the chief of diversity and inclusion at Pernod Ricard India.