संवाद # 46: Gopi Shankar Madurai on problem with the West’s approach to LGBTQI+ issues & need for Indian way
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Gopi Shankar Madurai is an equal rights and indigenous rights activist. He was one of the youngest, and the first openly intersex and genderqueer, candidates to contest in 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election.
Shankar’s work inspired the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) to direct the Government of Tamil Nadu to order a ban on forced sex-selective surgeries on intersex infants.
In August 2020 the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment appointed Shankar as the South Regional representative in the National Council for Transgender Persons.