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Tamil Nadu transgender student ordered to quit nursing course halfway due to her sexuality

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At a time when conscious efforts are being made to integrate sexual minorities into the mainstream of society, and when many have shown with their own lives how social acceptance is the key to integration, news is coming from of Tamil Nadu reiterates once again how difficult it is for the system to change.

Tamilselvi’s only flaw is that she is transgender. Born with a male body, she underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2015 after realizing her true sexuality. A brilliant pupil of the school who obtained 757 points in class XII, she wanted to continue her studies and end the struggle of her life and that of her mother.

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So, together with her mother, she worked as a domestic helper and managed to save money, which she used to get admitted to a nursing school in Vellore.

But his dream was short-lived. Only a month after her admission to college, Tamilselvi learned that she could not continue her education because “only female applicants are eligible to apply for the nursing degree courses.”

According to New Indian Express, according to the Tamil Nadu Nursing Council which must register all students joining nursing courses, there was no separate column for transgender people.

Transgender student said she couldn't study nursing because of her sexuality

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Tamilselvi then tried to register as a student, but the management refused to put her in the category. Not only that, the college even now refuses to reimburse the Rs 30,000 Tamilselvi had paid when joining the course.

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