Gender is between your ears not between your legs.

-Chaz Bono

 

It’s hard to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in India.( LGBT )

Recognizing your sexual orientation and gender identity might be more appreciated today than ever, but it’s certainly not accepted inside the limits of family, school, and friends, acknowledging their sexuality and the opportunity to boldly express their sexual identity still remains a battle for the gays, lesbians, transgender and bisexual people.

Individuals all around the globe experience and inequality, brutality and sometimes violence, even execution—in view of who they adore, what they look like, or their identity. Gender identity and sexual orientation are essential parts of our selves and it should not be a cause exploitation and biases.

So far in India, no such changes have occurred, as the social and legitimate acknowledgment for the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender is yet to happen, the LGBT individuals continue to be targets of violent acts in various structures upheld by the society and state.

In India, LGBT groups are increasing in strength and these communities are fighting for freedom of thought and for equal rights that don’t seem to be appreciated by others.

The LGBT communities are working towards those individuals who struggle with their own identity and for those individuals who are pressured by the norms of the society where they are compelled to belong to a male or female gender.

With the help of social media, the LGBT community is growing awareness of their rights, what it is like to be a transgender, bisexual, gay men or lesbian women, their challenges and how they are oppressed. LGBT voices are spreading awareness through various platforms so they can have a place in the society where they are welcomed and are treated equally.

A study points to that outcome in the defamation of LGBT individuals is parental response towards them. The investigation goes ahead to infer that most LGBT individuals are only worthy to the family they consent to carry on like heterosexuals.

Ruler Manvendra Singh Gohil voices his sexual identity has been all reported in the media over the course of the recent years, now his main purpose is to support LGBT individuals and his help extends to the Lakshya Trust that works for HIV/Aids prevention.

In 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that was proposed by the British, the law criminalizes homosexuality, any sexual activity with the same sex and animals.

Over the years only 30 cases that had been reported, a case of FazalRabVs State of Bihar, a situation where the man had gay relations with a kid but with the assent of the boy. The Supreme Court noticed the offence is Sec. 377. Considering the assent of the kid, the court decreased the sentence from 3 years detainment to a half-year imprisonment.

A case of two women who had fled was subjected to discrimination. In 1987, Tarulata/Tarun Kumar experienced female to male sex change operation and wedded Lila in 1989. Lila’s dad requests the Gujarat High Court saying that it is a lesbian relationship and that the marriage is abolished.The appeal fights that Kumar has neither the male organ nor can produce any children. Choosing of any unnatural instruments does not general masculinity and considering that Kumar isn’t a male. The appeal was under Sec. 377.

In 2009, grown-up consensual gay relations were decriminalized in the Indian Penal Code. This decision by the Delhi High Court was viewed as a milestone in the Indian gay rights development. In December 2013, be that as it may, the reintroduction of Section 377 of the Indian correctional code re-criminalized.

The choice of the Supreme Court met with substantial feedback and was not acknowledged by the many people. Along these lines, in February 2016, a remedial appeal to was put together by Naz Foundation and the Chief Justice of India, T.S. Thakur chose that the petitions will be checked on again by an established seat comprising of five individuals as it was chosen that homosexuality is a subject that ought to be left to be chosen by the assembly.

Presently India anticipates the verdict and expects the Supreme Court’s error of re-criminalizing homosexuality will be corrected by the parliament. The greater parts of us have been fruitful in grasping the adjustments on the planet conveyed to us with time yet a few of us are falling behind. The distinction in the conclusion is the thing that ruins development and improvement in the general public.

Homophobic mentalities endure in Indian culture and the LGBT community face segregation from their families and society. There is some receptiveness towards homosexuality in other countries yet it remains forbidden in India. In our society bound by strict cultural and religious norms that direct the terms and states of education, profession, and marriage, the absence of family support can turn out to be a major hit to the mental and physical condition of the LGBT individuals.

Same-sex relational unions are not perceived. The concept of marriage is yet to be agreed by the people. Be that as it may, there was one instance of a court in Gurgaon, Haryana perceiving a lesbian marriage in 2011.

Transgender individuals are informally known as “Hijras” in India. They have their own sub-culture inside Indian culture and live in groups sorted out around a master who they consider to be a pioneer. Numerous individuals from the Hijra group fill in as sex specialists. They struggle every step of the way from opening up to their families to coming out to the society. They are an easy target and tend to endure abuse from their families and the societies. NGO’s like Humsafar Trust work on helping these individuals and also initiate in spreading awareness.

We live in the 21st century and the time has come to break free from the shackles of the social and cultural norms. LGBT people don’t hurt the general public, crooks do. LGBT people are not hindering the public as assent is included and activities occur between two grown-ups. Then again, assault does not include assent and the nation ought to concentrate on rebuffing attackers and other offenders as opposed to criminalizing sexual relations between consenting grown-ups and disciplining them. The LGBT community cannot be ignored and we cannot demean them for their sexual preference. If we all have rights then why not them?The rules they don’t define us. LGBT community should not suffer at the hands of the society’s mindset and norms; in fact, we should embrace them for who they are.