LGBT Community Members Openly Reveal Their Pain And Social Discomfort   

They deserve respect.  

LGBT Community Members Openly Reveal Their Pain And Social Discomfort   
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So much has been said about LGBT community that people have built several perceptions about them, which lack base.  

There is a stigma attached and people believe that the sexual orientation of this community is bizarre as they are not normal humans and lack intelligence. It is unfortunate that most Indians lack empathy for them. Therefore, there is need to understand the mindset of LGBT community.  

Elle India is a famous magazine, which projects lifestyles. Recently, it launched a project highlighting 4 people who spoke about their LGBT identities. The message these four people conveyed is that it is important for everyone to understand that being transgender, gay or lesbian is normal because that is the way how one is born. 

Read on to know their pain and experiences.  

First look.

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Everyone first introduced themselves by explaining who they are. This is Alok Vaid Menon. He says people need to understand that it is not wrong to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. It is who they are, and they take pride in it. It is about time that society should stop stigmatising this community.   

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They have defined themselves. 

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The intention of the project is to highlight their lesser known queer identities. 

Her name is Elsz.

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She explains she is a Cisgender which means she was born a woman.  

She is Rishika Anchalia.

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She defined herself as a gender queer, that means, she is as much a man as a woman. She identifies both genders to herself, sometimes male or female. 

They are brave people.

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Everyone is different and has their own unique identity. They are just not bound to be men or women.

Lastly, she is Josie Paris

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She says she is a woman. She has faced a lot of trauma and difficulties and continues to do so but has come out to be a real hero. 


Lets a take a look below to know more about their hardships and touching stories.  

He shares his story!

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People harass him almost every day but this does not upset him.  

She had to visit therapists.

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To get more clarity for herself, she took medical assistance but doctors told her something else. 

Strange.

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They said she had some kind of a disorder and she would laugh.

Freedom of expression.

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Rishika feels extremely bad about about how she is suppressed and never gets to voice her opinion.

Elsz explains logic.

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She says that gender and sexuality are two different concepts. Gender is who you are and sexuality is who you are sleeping with.  

It has been difficult for all of them.

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He explains that stepping out and accepting who they are have not been a bed of roses. 

And all they demand is respect.

And all they demand is respect.
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Elsz expresses that all they ask is acceptance for who they are. The LGBT community in India has been pushed on the periphery and its the need of the hour to respect them as an individual and give them the rights they deserve.   

Society needs to know about them.

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We need to be progressive and try to know more about them.

Kudos to all!

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We salute all these members of the community.  

Also read: about the misconception about LGBT community.  

Should India develop a better understanding about them?