The LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community is a loosely defined grouping of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and other groups. The pride month is to celebrate pride, diversity, and individuality. The people of the community are subjected to various kind of abuse due to ignorance and cruelty.
80% of homosexual youth go through severe social isolation and live in unwelcoming environments. Six out of ten students belonging to this community say that they do not feel safe at school because of their sexual orientation which leads to them being bullied.

The community is very diverse and hence the ‘+’ is added. Over the year’s acceptance towards the people of the community has increased but not enough. People of LGBTQ+ are still surrounded by unhealthy environment at homes, workplaces, and schools, they also have a hard time finding jobs, subjected to verbal, physical, sexual abuse and suffer from anxiety and depression.   

The fight for their rights is still ongoing. Some parts of the world are more accepting than the other. Same-sex marriages have been legalised in many parts of the world, but what is put on paper takes time to get into people’s heads. In 2017, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. In 2013 Uruguay passed the same-gender marriage laws, same-sex marriage in also legal in Canada. The IPL 377 in India was decriminalised on 6th September 2018, but same-sex marriage is not yet legalised in India.

This is just an extremely small part of everything the community is. The fight for transgender rights is also ongoing, the trans community in India is vast and are known by various names, there are non-binary group of people who get the short end of the stick from all places. No matter who they are, what their sexual orientation is, they are all humans. Why is it so hard to be nice to another human being? Give them their basic rights and respect?