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Gopi Shankar Madurai
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*Celebrate who you are :)
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"If we’ll not accept and embrace each other for who we are, how can we expect others to accept us."

#PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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"The sheer physicality of bleeding gums, broken limbs, sweaty palms etc. unite the proletariat and the bourgeois alike. This physicality also sweepingly unites, but does not make same, the heterogeneous, diverse and multiple genderqueer realities, identities and monstrosity" Read Gopi Shankar

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The year has started on a happy note for Gopi Shankar. He has won the Commonwealth Youth Workers Award for using arts and sports as a social tool to empower young people with positive alternate space. He is the only Indian among the 14 awardees shortlisted from 52 countries. He was also recognised as agent of change for the remarkable work done by him in his community and awarded the Runners up trophy for Queen’s Young Leaders Award-2017. He has bagged a scholarship in Cambridge University for a leadership course. read more on The Hindu 

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“We’re not talking about surgeries performed on adults with their consent. We’re talking about surgeries performed on #intersex infants, who cannot give consent.” asks Gopi Shankar.

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But what horrific humiliations Santhi was subjected to by IAAF even as Indian officials were mute spectators was something I never imagined in the least. When I met her at her Kathakuruchi village in Pudukottai district, she was holding my hands and she narrated me what happened in Doha:

Gopi, I was kept nude for more than half a day for that physical examination, about which I had not an iota of an idea. I do not know for what I was getting tested. I did not even know that it was a gender test. As the team of male doctors came in, I searched pathetically for the Indian doctor who had accompanied us. He was nowhere to be seen. These male doctors, alien to my gender, alien to my language, alien to my nationality, asked me questions I did not even understand as I stood before them naked. Then they gestured me to urinate in front of them…
She broke down before me. read the full interview on Swarajya 

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Gopi, I was kept nude for more than half a day for that physical examination, about which I had not an iota of an idea. I do not know for what I was getting tested. I did not even know that it was a gender test. As the team of male doctors came in, I searched pathetically for the Indian doctor who had accompanied us. He was nowhere to be seen. These male doctors, alien to my gender, alien to my language, alien to my nationality, asked me questions I did not even understand as I stood before them naked. Then they gestured me to urinate in front of them…

She broke down before me. read my important article one of it's kind on #SanthiSoundarajan in #Swarajya Magazine.

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“தங்களின் உடலைப் பற்றிய தெளிவைக் குழந்தைகளுக்கு அளிப்பது, சக உயிர்களை மதிப்பது போன்ற விஷயங்களைப் பள்ளிகள் தோறும் சென்று சொல்கிறோம். ஏறக்குறைய 30 ஆயிரம் குழந்தைகளை இப்படிப் பல்வேறு பள்ளி, கல்லூரிகளில் இதற்காகச் சந்தித்திருக்கிறோம். வற்புறுத்திப் பாலியல் தொழிலில் ஈடுபடுத்துவது போன்றவற்றை வன்மையாகக் கண்டித்திருக்கிறோம்” என்கிறார் கோபி.

“இவர்களுக்கு உதவும் வகையில் ஐந்து (தமிழ், தெலுங்கு, கொங்கனி, துளு, இந்தி) இந்திய மொழிகளில், ஏழு நாட்களும் 24 மணி நேரமும் எங்களைத் தொடர்புகொள்ளும் (90922 82369) வசதியையும் ஏற்படுத்தியிருக்கிறோம்.

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#Intersex (இடையிலிங்கம்) குழந்தைகளுக்கு பாலினம் கண்டறியும் அறுவைச் சிகிச்சைக்கு தடை விதிக்கக் கோரி தேசிய மனித உரிமை ஆணையத்திடம் தெரிவித்த புகாருக்கு, மத்திய சுகாதாரத் துறை செயலர் விளக்கமளிக்க உத்தரவிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

மதுரை சிருஷ்டி மாணவர் தன்னார்வ கல்வி ஆராய்ச்சி மைய நிர்வாக இயக்குநர் கோபி சங்கர், தேசிய மனித உரிமை ஆணையத்துக்கு அனுப்பிய மனு
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