Indian Society And Homosexuality

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A.Farheen Nazneen, Dr.A.A.Jayashree Prabhakar


Indian culture has a long tradition of embracing a wide range of beliefs, principles, religions, doctrines, and ways of life. India, on the other hand, is a deeply religious country that also recognizes non-religious communities. In ancient times, there was space for a wide range of cultures, literature, and the arts, and society was highly assimilating. All kinds of beliefs, guidelines, religions, ideologies, and ways of life have long been tolerated in Indian society. Human sexuality is multifaceted and nuanced. Biological and environmental forces combine to create specific sexual orientation and identity, as they do with all complex attitudes and personality traits.


Today, more Indian teenagers are accepting of homosexuality and queer identities than ever before, but recognition of their sexuality and the right to openly express their gender preferences remain a constant struggle for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people within the confines of their families, homes, and schools. The scenario for gay men is more up-to-date than transgender people or lesbian women in the urban Indian region, which has raised a growing awareness about LGTB rights. Whilst urban LGBT voices heard on multiple online and on-the-ground platforms constitute an important part of LGBT activism, they expose little of the various community challenges. The consistency of same-sex desires, the failure of efforts to reform, and the lack of success in therapies to change orientation are all used to argue that homosexuality is a stable condition. There is an increasing awareness that homosexuality is not a single phenomenon, but rather a set of phenomena that exist within the framework of homosexuality.

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