India could soon get its first fleet of radio cabs run by LGBT driver. Called Wings Rainbow, the initiative hopes to dispel prejudices and boost employment opportunities for members of the transgender community in particular, who often face economic difficulties due to social discrimination. The service will first launch in Mumbai sometime in 2017.

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Sanjeevani (L) and Shilpa Sharma from the LGBT community during the launch of Wings Rainbow

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As part of the pilot project, five people will receive training in driving and customer etiquette over the next few months, after which they will be helped in securing commercial driving licenses. The five comprise of three transgenders and two gay men, who are all in their 20s and 30s. Read more…

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Mumbai to get India’s first LGBT radio cab service next year