Out ‘N’ Proud

Mridul Y. Suri & Muskaan Sharma, Fairfield Institute Of Management & Technology, Affiliated To Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University)


LGBTQ is the initial of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer, and they are the people who do not relate their gender from their biological gender and end up being a cliché. LGBTQ Community existed in our society since the very beginning. During early times, homosexual sex was considered "revolting", and society did not accept transgender people the way they were. The Britishers criticized them and withdrew their civil rights, enforced an act against the transgender people, and called them "a tribe". But during the Mughal period, the transgender people were given utmost respect and were also included in the decision making of the empire. Many problems were and still are faced by this community like discrimination, unemployment, depression etc. Families do not support their child once they start behaving like transgender people. They were denied identification cards and were also forbidden to choose the gender of their choice. Various reforms need to be enforced to improve the condition of the LGBTQ Community. The Constitution of India provides various provisions to prevent gender-based discrimination. Various provisions enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are also considered to avoid discrimination against the LGBTQ Community. While Decriminalizing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the Court has directed the Centre and the State Governments to acknowledge legal recognition of gender identity whether they are a male, female or third gender. Protecting the rights of the community is not only the duty of the nation but the citizens also.

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