Globalization has changed the whole realm of human life. It is not just making the world into a single market, but also helps the human race to share, to converge knowledge, technology and values to make this planet more beautiful to live in. The impact of globalization has also given sound to the unheard cries of LGBTQ people all around the globe. They were kept aside, silenced and tortured for thousands of years by our traditional value system. India, being a religious country, LGBTQ people were never allowed to express their freedom and never allowed to ‘be’ themselves. Globalization has helped people across the globe to know how the world is accepting LGBTQ rights and helping them to live their lives at the fullest.
As India has opened its gate to globalization, it has already welcomed the technology, capital, cultural practices and values of other nations too. And in short, globalization has had a significant impact on India as a whole. As LGBTQ people are given many rights around the world, India cannot stand alone. The LGBTQ community fought for their rights with vigor and hope. As a result, we have the landmark judgment of Delhi High Court on Naz foundation V. Govt. of NCT of Delhi, in 2009 which decriminalized homosexuality, the Supreme Court judgment in NALSA V. Union of India in 2013 which recognized transgender people as the third gender and affirmed all fundamental rights of them. Even if we have a glimpse of hope on one side, the traditional religious mind set of people is not ripe enough to accept LGBTQ as they are.
So this paper is an attempt to study the impact of globalization on LGBTQ rights in present India.