Apsara Reddy Becomes First Transgender Officebearer in Congress’s History
New Delhi (Pahichan) January 10 – In a first, the Congress on Tuesday appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as a national general secretary of its women’s wing, the Mahila Congress.
The Congress tweeted a photo of her standing alongside party president Rahul Gandhi. Sushmita Dev, who is the president of the Mahila Congress, was also present on the occasion.
Apsara Reddy, a former journalist, had joined the AIADMK party in May 2016. After Jayalalithaa’s death she moved to the pro-Sasikala camp of the AIADMK.
Before joining the AIADMK, she also had a brief stint with the BJP. Explaining her reasons for leaving the BJP, the activist complained that she was just a “photo opportunity” for the party on Women’s day.
Apsara is probably the only trans personality to head several national newspapers across the world. Born a boy, Apsara later transitioned to be a woman.
She has a degree in broadcast journalism with specialisation in investigative journalism.
Source : Indian Online