LGBT is not a Sin!

LGBT | Sin | 02nd December 2021 | Virtual Wire

 

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Sexuality is personal and it is important because it is what you are. Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people.

It is not necessary to get attracted to the opposite gender. One is a female can be attracted to a female, a male can get attracted towards a male, a person can get attracted to both male and female or even would not get attracted by anyone. Lesbianism is the sexual relationship between two females. Gayism is the sexual attraction between two males. Bisexual is a relationship that is not exclusive to one specific gender.


Transgender are the people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Queer was used as a discriminatory word for people who are not straight or cisgender. Asexual is the lack of sexual attraction to others or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity.

India has always been a land of diversity; different languages, different clothes, different foods, different cultures, different religions, and different sexualities. Many studies show that homosexuality was there in India before Britishers came to India. It was never a sin. It can be seen in many temples in India, same-sex relationships were then acceptable too. But after Britishers came to India, they put a ban on same-sex relationships and punished the culprit. But in their own country, all kinds of relationships were acceptable.

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They left India but this ban continued till September 6, 2018. Even after the rights given by the Constitution, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) faces everyday problems. They are acceptable in the constitution not in society. They take participation in gay pride parades but the scene in their families, cultures is very different. The families treat them differently. The family itself plans the killing of the child.


Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli, a transwoman LGBT activist and public policy scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, says that lesbian women and transmen in rural areas end up at the bottom of the hierarchy when it comes to basic human rights within the unit of family and village.


We need to realize BEING A LESBIAN, GAY, TRANSGENDER OR BISEXUAL IS AS NORMAL AS BEING STRAIGHT. LGBT IS NEITHER ODD NOR DIFFERENT. LGBT IS NOT A SIN.

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There are people from the LGBT community who tried to talk to their families about their sexuality, they were murdered, they were not accepted by the family itself. A few of them wanted to tell their families but they were waiting for the right time. Mr. Gay India 2016, Anwesh Sahoo, said, ” I would not recommend waiting for the perfect time. Staying in the closet is a huge psychological burden. If you and your family have access to information, I suggest you do it whenever you feel strongly about your identity.”

Discrimination, poverty, hunger, violence, unemployment, health care, what not are they facing?

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Many countries are have legalised same-sex relationships, India too has legalised but along with that, a long struggle of accepting LGBT is going on. Our society needs to understand that love is beyond gender. Love doesn’t see whether it is a homosexual relationship or heterosexual. Love is love and it should be accepted with the same regard with which a man-woman relationship is regarded.


"This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another."- Ellen Page



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