HYPOTHESIS OF LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
Homosexuality is an interdicted subject in Indian civil society. Homophobia is prevalent in India. Public discussion of homosexuality in India has been inhibited by the fact that sexuality in any form is rarely discussed openly. However in recent years, attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted slightly. In particular, homosexuality has become the controversial topic in the Indian news. Several organizations have expressed support for decriminalizing homosexuality in India, and pushed for tolerance and social equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people . Lacking support from family, society or police has led to many gay rape victims which hasn’t been reported as a crime .Because of these the mental, physical ,emotional and economic violence against LGBT community in India prevails. They have been sexually assaulted, harassed, blackmailed and extorted by the police, neighbors and even family members. They were being hounded as criminals, which in turn diminished their sense of self-worth and discrimination in all sectors of society, including employment. Religion has played a role in shaping Indian customs and traditions. While homosexuality has not been explicitly mentioned in the religious texts .Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were not necessarily considered inferior in any way until about 18th century.
In 1861, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was introduced in India and it said that sex with persons of same gender was punishable by law. Later in the year2018, The Delhi High Court stepped in to end this injustice and infused fundamental rights into the lives of LGBT community. It changed their lives forever, profoundly, positively. People who belonged to LGBT community started to come out and lead normal lives . To justify the LGBT community law has to be widened and should accept the change as many countries are accepting it with the honor.
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