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11 Of The Most Gender-Progressive Things That Have Already Happened In India In 2015

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2. And when it received its first transgender college principal.

Deshakalyan Chowdhury / Getty Images

In May, Manabi Bandopadhyay was appointed the principal of Krishnagar Women’s College in West Bengal, making her the first transgender principal in India.

3. When Titan Fastrack had a campaign designed to break down gender stereotypes.

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The #SorryForWhat campaign had billboards all around Mumbai, during December and January, promoting that everyone had the right, no matter what gender, to live their lives the way they want to.

4. When Mumbai had its largest-ever rally in support of transgender citizens.

Kinnar Maa Samajik Sanstha Trust

More than 1,000 people from India’s LGBT community came out to support the transgender community, and also to thank the government for progress that’s already been made when it comes to transgender rights.

5. When a Mumbai daily published India's first gay matrimonial ad.

Harish Iyer

Harish Iyer, a Mumbai-based gay rights activist, tried to get a gay matrimonial ad placed in various English publications in Mumbai, until finally getting it published in Mid-Day.

8. When the West Bengal government requested the Kolkata police to recruit transgender individuals in their Civic Police Volunteer Force.

Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP / Getty Images

The request was made in order to end the “stigma” and “discrimination” against the transgender community.

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