India: Anannyah Kumari Alex, a 28-year-old is set to create history by becoming the first transgender person to contest an Assembly election in Kerala.
Anannyah has chosen to contest against Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) heavyweight PK Kunhalikutty in Vengara. The LDF candidate she is pitted against is P Jiji. A firm believer in the adage, “give someone an inch and they will take a yard,” Anannyah has made a mark for herself by becoming the first transgender radio-jockey and news anchor in Kerala.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, she said that she wants to prove to society that transgenders too can be good leaders and be treated in society as equals to men and women.