Creating hierarchies of minorities within minorities is not helpful. We have to fight that fight together, not play the game of competing marginalities and disavowals of who we are historically and psychically based on fantasies of our own radicalism and supposed freedom to be who we are.
The change of one’s name only becomes official after being published in the Gazette of India. For transgenders, there is another additional complication of producing the SRS (Sexual Reassignment Certificate). The lack of a gender-corresponding ID card complicated things further.