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Members of the rainbow community often lack access to proper healthcare and legal advice. That’s why we have on our expert panel Dr Sanjay Sharma, founding director and CEO of the Association for Transgender Health in India (ATHI), and human rights activist and lawyer Sudha Ramalingam, who will reply to queries from the community. Click below to contact them:

What does sex reassignment surgery (SRS) involve? How can you mentally and physically prepare for it? What are some of the best hospitals in India where you can get it done? What kind of care would you need post surgery?

In India, what are the formalities involved in making changes in documents after gender transformation? What are the steps to be taken to ensure that all identity proofs and official records mention the new gender? Is this process available online?