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LGBT Rights in India

Sammata Sengupta, Hooghly Mohsin College, Burdwan University


LGBT is an umbrella term which includes people who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. This term came into force from 1988 when activists started using this during their protests. This community is represented by a rainbow coloured flag also known as the pride flag. Though there is no official record for the number of LGBT population in India, but it has been estimated that the count is near about 2.5 million recorded people as of now. Even after 70 long years of struggle, the LGBTA community has not been given its due recognition. Same sex marriage is yet to be legalized in India and this is leading to Gay Brain Drain as many people from this community are settling abroad. Government should take steps and educate the common masses regarding LGBTQA in order to normalize what is already normal.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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