While some parents of children from the LGBTQ community offer their offspring their unconditional support and acceptance, a few others fail to understand them. The government and several NGOs are taking their best foot forward to spread awareness and acceptance for the LGBTQ community; however, some families remain reluctant and still ostracize trans kids.
20-year-old Adam Harry faced a similar fate when he was disowned by his family for being a transman. Harry, who hails from Thrissur, Kerala possesses a private pilot license and aspires to become a commercial pilot. But as he has no financial support from his family, the social justice department of the Kerala government has come forward to help him.
It has sanctioned Rs 23.34 lakh to help Adam pursue a three-year course at the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology in Thiruvananthapuram. With this, Harry will become the first-ever transgender commercial pilot of the country.
Overwhelmed with the CNBC that he had had a frail hope of receiving the funding to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an airline pilot despite a number of obstacles he had faced in his personal life. “I am grateful to the Kerala government for this help,” he said.Adam Harry told