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Success for India's 1st trans beauty parlour

Fri 2 Oct 2009 In: International News View at NDHA

India's first-ever Queer Beauty Parlour in Delhi is proving a runaway success with Delhi's transgender citizens, reports The Times of India. The parlour provides not only beauty solutions but also a space for trans people to comfortably be themselves. "Transgenders who wanted a feminine appearance found it almost impossible to get any beauty treatment anywhere," explains a local gay community worker. "The parlours for women just did not take them and those meant for men would make them a subject of ridicule. Hence the concept of a beauty parlour for transgenders found favour and the initiative started as a self help group effort in April." Read more of this story on The Times of India's website.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Friday, 2nd October 2009 - 12:29pm

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