With the COVID-19 pandemic unrelentingly wreaking havoc in India, the transgender community has been heavily overlooked. During the first lockdown last year and now one more lockdown this year, the transgender community has been adversely affected. Their plight has likely not been highlighted due the sociocultural stigma in India that comes with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Their source of income, liveliness, physical and mental health have drastically deteriorated over the course of the pandemic, and more people need to take action to relieve them. In Mumbai, the transgender community earned their living by begging on trains and sex work, making barely enough money to support their daily expenses. When the pandemic ruthlessly halted all forms of commutation, they were left with no source of income to support themselves. While many of us basked in our privilege to stay safe at home and afford our daily expenses, most of the transgender community was fighting to get ahold of basic necessities like food and water. Urvashi, a member of the transgender community in Mumbai, spoke out about the tremendous challenges she has faced during the past year. She expressed “The lockdown has adversely affected the commutation of people. Very few travel by train these days. I can’t pay my bills, my rent. Life has come to a stop. I feel helpless.” Urvashi exemplifies how the bare minimum needs of the transgender community aren’t being met. While many are scrapping through and surviving, it is appalling to see that many have been driven to end their lives. Nobody should have to go through a situation like this, where they feel completely helpless in the basic matter of procuring food essentials. The lack of support towards the transgender community in Mumbai so far is sadly reflective of our society’s inability to sympathise with them and aid them in a time of distress. We can change this. Let’s stand in solidarity with the transgender community and help raise funds so they can get the basic necessities every human deserves. With this, we are determined to raise Rs. 5,00,000 per month to cater to 5000 transgenders in Mumbai and Thane.