Social Exclusion of LGBTQ+ Rights in Bhutan

  • Tempa Dorji,
  • Ashish Singh Taank
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  • Tempa Dorji

    Student at Lovely Professional University, India

  • Ashish Singh Taank

    Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, India

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) folks are lawfully recognized as an equal person however the truth is that they still face discrimination and exclusion across the country (Bhutan) almost all spheres of life. Article seven (1) of the Constitution of Kingdom of Bhutan guarantees the right to life, liberty, and security of persons. However, there's a prejudiced tendency among the overall public and these cluster of individuals are targeted on the regular basis. In conservative society like ours, not like thus known as cisgender being these folks don't relish constant rights, privileges and protection, consequently suffer from discriminations in accessing to social protection schemes like health care, and employment opportunities and welfare schemes like education. Within the marketplace, the bulk of the LGBTQ+ folks still hide their sexual orientation or endure harassment out of worry of losing their jobs. Notably the young LBGTQ+ folks have to be compelled to bear varied stages of sufferings, discriminations, each mental and physical challenges. Their friends ignore and makes fun of them whereas others bully and their own oldsters and relatives shunt them for transportation misfortunes and degrading their social name. This usually results into the invisibleness among their peer friends, performance, college drop-outs, and mental state health problem, unemployed, homeless and self-destructive. Therefore, through this analysis, researcher can try and know why LGBTQ+ folks are discriminated, excluded and are bereft of their rights; right to live with dignity and equality. Alongside, this paper additionally stress on legal provisions supporting and protective the rights of the LGBTQ+ in Kingdom of Bhutan.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1033 - 1065


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