It is said that from gut worms to primates, homosexuality is found in over 500 species. However, homophobia is found in just one of these species - humans.
Right through history, gay and trans individuals have been at the receiving end of unimaginable violence. In extreme cases, this has included custodial rapes and murders, honor killings, arbitrary arrests, illegal detentions, extortions, blackmails, corrective rapes and suicide.
Anti gay laws in various countries to a great extent has legitimized the terror that is unleashed on LGBTQ+ individuals. In addition to this, many individuals are harassed at or lose their jobs, do not get equal access to housing and health care, and are often disowned by their families, because of their gender identity, or who they love.
The fight for LGBTQ+ rights has picked up momentum. All across the world, debates, discussions and law reforms are redefining how we look at gender and sexuality.
Let’s together build a community of equals.