Queen of Dhwayah 2018: Kerala witnesses transgender beauty pageant

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Kochi (Kerala), Jun 19 (ANI): Queen of Dhwayah 2018, a beauty contest, concluded in Kerala’s Kochi. Kottayam’s Smruthi emerged as the winner of the contest. The contest was an initiative of an association of transgenders in Kerala, the Dhwayah Arts and Cultural Society, which focuses on empowerment of the members of the community. This was the second edition of Queen of Dhwayah beauty pageant. In April 2014, Supreme Court recognised transgender as a legal third gender and called on the government to ensure equal treatment to them.

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