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Scirj Volume VI, Issue VI, June 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Kamal Gautam

Abstract: The paper aims to analyze the experiences of sexual minorities while struggling for their identity in the public. The sexual minorities comprise of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, but Transgender individuals are the most marginalized, misunderstood and the least studied group (Booth, 2014). The current narrative case study explores the life journey of two transgender women and uncovers three themes: different identity feelings; disclosure of gender identity; and discovering the gender community. The struggles made by these women to reclaim their identity support the ideas underpinned by Queer theory. The multiple gender roles played by them as a father at home and as a transgender woman in the outer world have become an unsolved problem for them. They are hiding their transgender identity and are always in the fear of isolation and rejections from their near ones. This type of conflicting situations between minority values and dominant values bring a tragic condition of both the minority people like transgender individuals and their family at least. So, the deconstruction of the sex/gender split, and the destabilization of overall discursive legitimacy of modern sexual classifications and power relations will be a sort of magical resolution of the gender issues which will help to build a new vision of community.

Reference this Paper: A STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY AMONG SEXUAL MINORITIES: A CASE FROM TRANSGENDER WOMEN by Kamal Gautam published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VI, Issue VI, June 2018 Edition, Page 48-52 ".

Search Terms: sexual minorities, transgender women, narrative inquiry, gender identity, gender community, queer theory

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