Lift­ing the Veil

Newsweek International - - IN FOCUS - → FRAN­CIS MASCARENHAS

A trans­gen­der woman waits back­stage on Septem­ber 20 to per­form at a fundraiser for the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. In­dia was re­cently ranked the world’s most dan­ger­ous place for women, largely be­cause of its high rate of sex­ual vi­o­lence. But many in the coun­try’s trans­gen­der com­mu­nity say they feel as if most crimes against them re­main hid­den in the shad­ows.

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