India’s First Transgender Football Club Promotes Inclusion and Equality

Takhellambam Diya, a transgender man from Manipur, finds empowerment and acceptance at Ya_All Sports Club, India’s first football club for transgender players. Founded in 2020, the club aims to challenge discrimination and advocate for gender equality. With 20 members training regularly in Imphal, their efforts are breaking stereotypes and fostering visibility and awareness within society. Discrimination, they feel, stems from ignorance, not hate.