People in Pakistan generally do not consider Transgender as human beings. They live complicated lives of bullying misery and are not given the fundamental rights needed to live in a society. However, this attitude is changing now, especially in the last few years. People are now becoming more conscious of transgender people. For this reason, we now have our first ever transgender doctor – Sarah Gill.
“No one can stop you from achieving something if you’re passionate about it. There are difficulties in life,” adding that, “I wanted to make Pakistan famous, and my parents have also accepted me after becoming a doctor.”
Who is Sarah Gill?
Sarah Gill is only 23 years old, who has cleared her MBBS from Karachi University and created history. This achievement will only further help other transgender people to try to make their dreams come true. In an interview, she said, “I want to tell the transgender community to not lose hope. If I can become a doctor, then anyone of you can work hard and be successful.”
Apart from this achievement, she also runs an NGO – Gender Interactive Alliance. Sarah knows and understands the prevalent issues in society, especially concerning transgender people. And it is for this reason she wants to liberate the people like her and allow them to get themselves a proper education so that they can also make their dreams come true.
In Pakistan, when a child is born and is transgender – they are usually thrown out of the house. And we mean this literally. The other alternative these parents have is to give away their children to the transgender community to be brought up by people like them. These children are usually raised by the Gurus.
The worst part is that there is no inclusivity for Transgenders. You won’t find them in schools or anywhere else socially accepted. You will usually find them at weddings dancing or begging on the streets.
For this, Sarah Gill has said, “Stop throwing your children out of the houses because of the pressure by society. It’s just the start; things will get better in future Inshallah,” she said.