jury-members-orange-flower-6Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli, is a transgender activist actively involved in advocacy efforts to expand the rights of transgender people and women.  Along with her other transgender friends, she happens to be one of the founding members of the Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti, an unfunded and an unregistered people's collective and network of hijra and transgender people.

Vyjayanti volunteers pro-bono with the hijra and transgender community, and is engaged with the community, the legal fraternity and the government to foster a legal framework that decriminalises the livelihoods of the transgender community.  She intervened in the Suresh Kumar Kaushal & Others Vs Naz Foundation & Others case in the Supreme Court  of India when it came up for review in January 2014, through her affidavit focusing on the deleterious effects of aversion/conversion/reparative therapy on LGBT people and how re-criminalisation opens the flood gates of many unethical and unscientific medical and mental health practices.

Vyjayanti has conducted several workshops  on the rights of transgender people at institutions such as  the Indian School of Business (ISB), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Intuit and has delivered a TEDx talk at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad apart from recently giving a TEDx BangaloreWomen talk.

Vyjayanti is a jurist at the Orange Flower Awards, 2017


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