LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

THE PLIGHT OF LGBTQ+: IS INDIA IN CONUNDRUM?

AUTHORED BY:

Mr. DEVANG ANAND, 

Student,

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

CO-AUTHORED BY:

Ms. Shivani Singh, 

Student,

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

ABSTRACT

India has been oblivious of LGBTQ+ plight since time immemorial. The community, in the 21st Century, has become independent yet is maltreated and oppressed socially. In majority instances, they are disowned from their families even before the social milieu. It is a lament situation that India being a developing country continuously imposes exasperating socio-economical setbacks on them. The community observing such impudence from the people has availed their self-esteem, respect, and recognition in the society through long-drawn legal battles and have mended their position in society. It is imperative to unveil the stoicism of the community by recalling their plight and evaluating its occurrence in the first place. The community in its movement cannot be separated from law and government, affecting the community in one way or the other. The Government in this process has proved itself to be heedless mostly by introducing the Transgender Act, 2019 which proved to be deleterious for the Transgender community, a pillar of the LGBTQ+. The only solution to curb such iniquitous facets of society is to obtain prudent education for the sake of formulating a progressive future for the community. This article deals with the reality of India after the decriminalization of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and its further extensions and how the Transgender Act, 2019, social welfare legislation fails to protect the rights of one arm of the LGBTQ+ community and pays only lip service.

Keywords: LGBTQ+, discrimination, plight, social exclusion, government, failure

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