For the very first time Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike ( Bangalore City Municipal Corporation) has allocated two crore rupees from the budget for 2016-2017 for the welfare of Transgender community – a big step for the transgender movement. The implementation and planning meeting for the use and allocation these funds took place on the 12th of July. The Mayor of Bangalore city,Chairpersons of finance and social welfare and various other government officials met with representatives from major sexual minority organization in Bangalore, including Ondede, KSMF, SAMARA, PAYANA and JEEVA organisations. The meeting ran smoothly and efficiently, and paved the path for what we hope will be a bright future for the welfare of the transgender community.