This Amazing New Ad Slams The Notion That Trans Women Can’t Be Mothers

Posted by Shikha Sharma in LGBTQ, Video
March 31, 2017

In the ad, we meet a young girl named Gayatri, as she talks about her relationship with her mom, Gauri.
We see just how loving and normal the relationship is. Until it’s subtly revealed to us towards the end of the ad that Gauri is a transgender woman. Suddenly, we know that this story is not a bed of roses.

The law may have officially given the transgender population recognition as the ‘third gender’, but in reality, the community still faces a lot of discrimination and harassment in the country on an everyday basis.

The advertisement based on the true story of Gauri Sawant, who adopted an orphaned Gayatri after her birth mother succumbed to HIV-AIDS, not only manages to capture the universality of a mother-daughter relationship but also nudges us to think a bit more about how society treats the transgender community.

In just a little over three minutes, the video, in fact, manages to touch two controversial topics – adoption and transgender people, raising important questions on both.

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