LGBT RIGHTS VS REALITIES: THE LONG WAY TO EQUALITY IN INDIA
By Juny Varghese, Reshmi. D & Deepak Joseph. V
“I am who I am, so take me as I am”- a person’s identity is their most prized treasure.
Since the LGBT population is such a vulnerable minority, it serves as an excellent litmus test for understanding the state of human rights in society as a whole. When LGBT people’s rights are violated, it’s safe to assume that rights of other minorities and crucial members of civil society will be violated as well. People do not choose whether or not to be gay, lesbian or bisexual. People become aware of their feelings of attraction to others as they grow older, whether those feelings are for someone of the same gender, someone of a different gender, or both. The LGBT community desires “complete equality” and the “abolition of discrimination.” Human existence is impossible without basic human rights, which distinguish humans from animals. These communities are the only ones who demand them.
Preventing violence against LGBT people, complete recognition of gay families, including surrogacy equality, giving proper social welfare to LGBT individuals, equality in health care, and teaching the general public about LGBT tolerance and acceptance are among these rights. Each person in this universe is unique in its own way and is an integral part of our society. It would, thus, be erroneous to judge and discriminate against people who may be contrasting to the stereotype.
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