Gauri became a known face after getting featured in an advertisement for Vicks but has been an activist for transgender rights since much longer. In fact, in 2014 she became the first transgender individual to file a petition with the Supreme Court of India for adoption rights of transgender people. This made sense since she had adopted a girl child in the year 2008 after the baby’s mother, who was a sex worker, passed away. Her part in the fight for rights has been a considerable one given that she was also a petitioner in the National Legal Services Authority case in which the Supreme Court recognised transgender as the third gender.
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