Directly from adolescence, kids are presented to a thorough stereotyping. A man cherishes blue, a lady likes pink. A man is ‘manly’, predominant, forceful, solid and extreme. A lady is supposed to be delicate, quiet, accommodating, and adore cosmetics, while a man picks sports. A man is supposed to be attracted to ladies and a lady is supposed to be attracted to men. A ‘ladylike’ man or a ‘manly’ lady are both considered ‘unusual’.
The superheroes who will not fit into this sex/gender binary, the warriors who accept that sex is a range, the individuals who set out to go past the acknowledged standards of sexuality, are the individuals who have a place with the LGBTQ+ group. They are people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all other people who don’t adjust to the regularly acknowledged norms.
The biography of numerous individuals within the LGBTQ+ group is one of battle and survival. The nation where the Kamasutra was composed, the nation which is home to the figures of Khajuraho, the nation that has had a past filled with eunuchs, decriminalised same-sex relations just a year back, demonstrating the ‘taboo’ around issues related to LGBTQ+ people.
Indeed, bringing down parts of Section 377 of the IPC that condemned homosexuality was an appreciated advance, yet, we need more than that. A law can give acknowledgment, yet, pride originates from social ‘worthiness’.
An adjustment in outlook is conceivable once individuals begin tolerating that there is, and can be, a sexual orientation other than that of a man and a woman. Individuals independent of their age and sex need to examine the sexual orientation dynamic transparently with the goal that taboos and disarrays about LGBTQ+ people can be shed.
There is a need to grant legitimate sex-training to kids that make them cognisant of their sexual inclinations, sharpen them towards the subject of sex-character and furthermore, address homophobia. An ever-increasing number of individuals from the network should be given portrayal in the open circle so individuals are not taken a gander at, with judgment and false presumptions. Laws identifying with same-sex couples’ marriage ought to be refreshed.
There is a critical need to address the issue of employment with regards to people from the LGBTQ+ community. They should be enabled financially and be brought into the ‘standard’. There is, likewise, a need to move in the direction of making normal the existence of individuals from the community. The delineation on TV and in films needs to experience a change.
Ultimately, it’s significant that we remember that individuals from the community are characterised by considerably more than only their sexual inclinations. Who someone lays down with, ought not to make any difference to anyone. Love is emotional. The decision to have a male, female, or non-gender conforming accomplice, or even to not have one is absolutely emotional. The representation of Dutee Chand and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi ought to be energised, advanced and advertised.
We currently have many harassers and a large number of the ‘tormented’. The LGBTQ+ community is one such group that has been exposed to consistent segregation, torment, provocation, abuse, and has been denied the privilege of fairness in the public arena.
Let’s endeavor to turn into a general public that encourages fairness. As the community attempts to change the ‘norm’, let us ensure that we stand by them as they fight for equal rights.