In a judgment, the Supreme Court of India affirmed the right of every Indian citizen to choose their gender identity regardless of gender affirmation surgery. This legal recognition also coincides with a series of media campaigns that depict transgender individuals staking their claim to Indian citizenship through the trope of nationalism, which is always already majoritarian Hindu nationalism. Thus, these twin developments raise the question of whether performing Hindu nationalism is the only way to claim Indian citizenship. Recent queer studies scholarship from India warns us of the danger of queer and transgender movements getting folded into majoritarian Hindu nationalism, creating constitutive outsides comprised of non-citizens who cannot perform such nationalism. Uploaded by Yathartha Films, a film production house, and commissioned by Humsafar Trust, 1 the video shows seven hijras singing the national anthem.
LGBT rights in India
The long road to LGBT equality in India | UNDP in India
In this paper, I will discuss the different types of discrimination that LGBT youths are faced with and the effects on these youths. The paper will elaborate on the severe impacts on LGBT youths not only caused by discrimination but also due to lack of support and guidance. The paper will also discuss the roles of the parents and schools in helping minimize discrimination against LGBT youths. This paper will also hopefully instruct schools and parents to accept and support gay students rather than add to the discrimination that they already face. Doing so will reduce the high school drop out rate and most importantly the youth suicide rate. In essence, the purpose of this research paper is to identify the different effects on LGBT youths due to discrimination and to explore various actions that can and should be taken by schools and parents to help these youths live a normal and happy life.
Lgbt Research Paper
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As awareness of homosexuality and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender LGBT rights circle around nation-states, some nations are less willing to accept the concept. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every individual has the right to their own marriage and family, freedom of expression and freedom of thought. The government has responded to this heightened homosexual presence by increasing regulations. The Indian Penal Code is a moral code of conduct that all citizens of India must live by. The establishment of Section led to serious discrimination against people engaging in homosexual acts, who were subjected to frequent beatings and blackmail by the police.