About Selvam –
M. Selvam is Tamil Nadu's first out trans man activist and has been raising awareness of trans men's issues since 2004. His primary occupation and source of income have been through a variety of labor work like working in factories, construction sites, as a farmer, and several such odd jobs, through which he has managed his and his family’s livelihood. His contributions to the Fight, struggles, and upliftment of the Transman/ Transmasculine community has been immense. He has been the strongest voice from Tamil Nadu in bringing to light the existence and needs of Trans men in Tamil Nadu, especially for the working-class sections. His is a very powerful and moving story of Struggles, Strength, Resolve and the true spirit of Self Respect that Tamil Nadu really stands for. A beautiful Storyteller whose stories are deeply valuable and transformative, he engages with communities and stakeholders via theatre, public speeches, and advocacy events with educational institutions, medical facilities, and state administration. He has also been a source of peer support for other transmasculine people in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere for 15 years.
The funds raised will be used for his mother's treatment and his household expenses.