Mumbai gears up for the first radio cabs run by LGBT community

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 January 2016, 12:58 PM

Mumbai comes one more step further in attaining gender equality. Soon after the launch of pink auto rickshaws for women, now the city will have radio cabs run by the LGBT members.

A city based community organisation, Humsafar Trust, along with Wings Travels launched the initiative on Wednesday.

The first batch of five drivers will have two transgenders and three gay men commandeering cabs in the next three months.

This can be seen as a stepping stone in attaining gender equality and empowering the LGBT community. This will also help in generating employment opportunities for the otherwise deprived community.

According to Arun Kharat, founder and director, Wings Travels, “We have openings for nearly 1,500 LGBT members in Mumbai under the programme. We are aiming to turn it a pan-India scheme.”

This might come as a revolutionary approach to uproot the evils and stereotypical thoughts about this community.

To generate acceptance towards their sexual orientation, this step can prove to be of seminal importance when it comes to LGBT rights.