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Diversity drive: How LGBTQIA++ struggles for pride of place in India Inc

Inclusion of women improves with corporate DE&I initiatives, but discourse for the disabled and LGBTQIA++ has only begun


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Abhilasha Ojha New Delhi
When Mohul Sharma, 25, was 10 years old, he was bullied, teased, and slapped by his teachers, peers, and family members for being “different”. Megha, as he was called then, felt trapped in his own body.

Matters were made worse when years later, his father died in an accident, leaving Sharma and his younger sibling behind. Unable to cope with the loss and mounting financial responsibilities, Sharma started applying for jobs only to face rejections from some of the biggest BPO companies because of his transman identity.

“In one of the job interviews, I was told that hiring me would

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First Published: Jun 28 2023 | 4:22 PM IST

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