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Akkai – Fighting Against LGBTQ+ Inequality in India

As a transgender woman also marginalized by India’s caste system, Akkai has faced discrimination at every turn. But she refuses to be silenced.

Inspired by her experience, Akkai created Ondede to advocate for LGBTQ+ people’s rights and ensure they can live with dignity, hold a job, or rent a home free from discrimination or violence. As her movement grew, she helped launch and push forward a court case that overturned India’s ban on same-sex relations.

Akkai is a local hero, but her work is far from finished. She continues to challenge homophobia and transphobia and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality across India.

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR A FAIRER WORLD

By donating today, you will directly support local heroes like Akkai—and make twice the impact. We aim to raise $200,000 by the end of the year, and all donations up to $100,000 will be doubled.

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