CHALLENGES AND LIVING PATTERNS OF TRANSGENDER: QUALITATIVE EVIDENCES FROM FAISALABAD
The marginalized community in our society is the transgender. They are facinga number of hurdles than the common person faced. The society discriminate them and shows violent behavior towards them. History show that the transgender was not marginalized in the sub-continent in the Mughal Era. They performed different types of duties in the palaces.With the passage of time, they were kicked out from the palaces and they started living in the common societies. Now in all the regions of the sub-continent India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, they are facing socio-economic issues. The purpose of this study is to dig out the socio-economic challenges of the transgender and their living patterns in the district Faisalabad.Qualitative research design was adopted which involved the semi structured in depth interviews. The researchers remained successful to interview the 15 transgender individuals. The results showed that the reasons behind their marginalized status are lack of governmental support, lack of proper Education, Lack of Job Opportunities and Absence of Knowledge among the common people towards the transgenders.