Pride month in India

India is a country where prejudices takes time to establish their identity. Article 377 took many years to decriminalize it. Many LGBTQ community were proud and now this July they celebrate pride month. People who belong to this community took years to come about pf the social norms and took pride in it. Many baba are telling they can provide cure of homosexuality and are influencing people in wrong way. Thus many people are spreading awareness to the society so that people who belong to the community do not feel discouraged

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.

Even though mental health professionals consider homosexuality as a normal variation of human sexuality, society still fails to accept them and as a result, people of these communities strive to survive in this predominantly heterosexual world.
Gay men and lesbians are human beings and they have the same needs and desires as heterosexuals. God or any superpower has got nothing to do with it. It should be up to individuals to decide if he or she wants to follow what their religion says or whether the individuals prefer to remain as homosexuals.

Furthermore, the Indian Government is already facing both domestic and international pressures. In a nation where neoliberalism is on the rise, the ‘homosexual question’ cannot be avoided for a long time and it should recognise both sovereignty and sexuality together.

The right approach to deal with same-sex marriages is still oblivious. Here, one needs to observe that society criminalising same-sex relationships is not the ideal situation. The fact is it helps nobody, least of all the LGBTQ people.