Through the Lens of Neutrality: A thoughtful Inquiry into LGBTQ+ Narratives Worldwide

  • Soham Sandeep Joshi and Tanmay Avinash Deshmukh
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  • Soham Sandeep Joshi

    Student at Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • Tanmay Avinash Deshmukh

    Student at Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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This article undertakes a comprehensive study of LGBTQ+ history, spanning ancient to modern times, exploring backgrounds, struggles, and persecution. Addressing self-identity conundrums, it emphasizes historical instances of homosexual behavior in diverse cultures, noting the stark distinction in approaches during imperial and ancient eras. In the imperial era, the highest punishment for homosexuality was the 'death penalty,' whereas in ancient times, such acts were less severely punished, and societal openness prevailed. These developments ignited the LGBTQ+ community's struggle for societal acceptance. Globally, as the LGBTQ+ movement gained momentum, India also joined the discourse. The article delves into pivotal moments in India's socio-political history, highlighting the Supreme Court's role in judicial activism. Landmark judgments, from Naz Foundation to Navtej Singh Johar, paved the way for progress. The recent Same-Sex verdict reignited discussions, placing the ongoing LGBTQ+ rights debate in the media spotlight. Despite recent diversions within the LGBTQ+ movement, where some individuals have their focus shifted to unrelated issues, the core movement should remain resilient and unaffected by such elements.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1226 - 1245


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