Snapshots of LGBT lives in India
About 15 minutes into our episode on Accepting Alternative Sexualities, our Facebook and Twitter timelines were flooded with messages that surprised us and moved us deeply. Teenagers, parents and grandparents were openly supporting the rights of the LGBT community, an issue that has been highly contentious over the last few years. Many confessed that they regret making fun of gay and transgender persons. Several people wrote to us saying that they used to think homosexuality was wrong but now felt a shift in their attitude.
This booklet is a result of the big surprise that India gave us. So many members of the LGBT community have recounted the struggles and triumphs of their personal lives. We are touched by this generosity of spirit. It is an ongoing battle for acceptance of course, as evident from the messages that show ignorance and lack of acceptance.
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