The school generally opens more opportunities for the community to gain an occupation and an education. The clothing brand Red Lotus hired two transgender people to model their sarees, Maya Menon and Gowri Savithri.This gained a lot of attention by going viral on social media.expressed concerns that this would render homosexual couples vulnerable to police harassment, saying: "The Supreme Court's ruling is a disappointing setback to human dignity, and the basic rights to privacy and non-discrimination" Same-sex marriages are not legal in India.
After the 2014 Indian Supreme Court decision to recognize "Third Gender", affirming the transgender community's freedom from discrimination and right to equality, the state of Kerala was the first to introduce their transgender policy, in 2015.
The policy addresses the right for people belonging to transgender communities to identify as male, female or TG (Third Gender).
The school prepares students for the 10th and 12th standard board exams, as well as, provides vocational skills training.
The school welcomed 10 transgender students ranging from ages 25-50.
In explaining the ruling the bench said: "While reading down Section 377, the High Court overlooked that a minuscule fraction of the country’s population constitutes lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgender people, and in the more than 150 years past, less than 200 persons have been prosecuted for committing offence under Section 377, and this cannot be made a sound basis for declaring that Section ultra vires Articles 14, 15 and 21." On December 18 2015, Shashi Tharoor, a member of the Indian National Congress party, introduced the bill for the decriminalisation of Section 377, but the bill was rejected by the house by a vote of 71-24.
However, Shashi Tahoor is planning to re-introduce the bill.
Whilst lesbians, gays and bisexual remain marginalised due to laws in India, transgender people have secured legal rights in India.
Kerala became one of the first States in India to follow this up with a welfare policy for the transgender community and in 2016, introduced free Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) through government hospitals.
This line is part of the Sharmila Nair’s collection ‘Mazhavil’ or rainbow, representing the rainbow colours associated with LGBT rights, and is dedicated to transgender people.
In 2017, a workshop was held at Kozhikode, a city in Kerala, to address the implementation of the state’s transgender policy within social institutions.
It's also stood strongly against the discrimination of transgender people in educational campuses.