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LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) issues are taboo in India, which partly has to do with the fact that issues of sex and sexuality are taboo in general. In June 2009 the Delhi High Court decriminalised homosexual intercourse, which was a great step forward for the LGBTQ movement. LGBTQ persons face many difficulties, from discrimination to violence. In the countryside it is almost impossible for a person to be open with their sexuality and it is only in some of the biggest cities there is a gay culture to speak about. During the last years the issues has been started to be debated and discussed in the media and in Bollywood. Pride parades have also been arranged in the biggest cities. Still there is a long way to go. Same sex marriages are not recognised and there is a wide-spread homophobia amongst the public. Read more at http://sangama.org.

The situation of LGBTQ people

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