Transgender-owned food delivery service in Lahore goes viral

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Pakistan’s transgender community has a new individual receiving praises for making a decent living— this Lahore based transgender activist, Moon, just started her own food delivery service in the city.

Surprisingly, the success story isn’t about just one individual but a group of transgender persons that will be cooking the food, delivering it and marketeering the business.

Many notable human rights activists commended Moon and the ‘Koonda Chaari’ team on the self-build initiative— encouraging many others to pursue their dreams and earning a respectable living.

Many members of the community have been able to choose their gender after the government passed the historic  Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Act in 2018— and have that identity recognized on official documents, including national IDs, passports and driver’s licenses.

The first passport was issued to Farzana Jan, President of the TransAction alliance in Pakistan. Jan’s gender is classified as X on official documentation, a new classification option only recently introduced in the country.

Since then, the nation has seen the community making unprecedented moves – especially with news anchor Marvia Malik who went lauded globally after making a debut on the Kohenoor News channel in 2018.

Malik even appeared on the ramp at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week last year.