Social and Legal Aspects of LGBT Community in India​​

Abhipsa Baral
Amity Law School, Noida, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

It needs courage to stand against wrong but it needs more courage to prove that it is not wrong. The same we witness while proving that being gay, bisexual, lesbian is not an illness. It’s not something extra ordinary to be the part of our society while being attracted towards similar sex or gender.

 From paying transgender in traffic signals to making Sec 377 of IPC unconstitutional LGBT community are always seen fighting for their identity and rights in the society. In this superstitious and mythical society people believe transgender as lucky charm for any occasion, but they deny to accept them in their family, community and society. Their presence can only any occasion auspicious, but their birth at the same time become curse for a family.

After many problems questioned, protests done and laws were made for them. The present concern is, do they really got the rights they were fighting for since ages? Do they got their actual identity for which they had been protesting since many years? Are they facing the same challenges they used to face before?

This research paper will be focusing on the challenges and problems faced by the LGBT community in the present scenario. It will also focus on the social and legal aspects of LGBT community. It will give a brief analysis of the decriminalization of section 377of IPC specifying certain important case laws. At-last, it will be focusing on the solutions to solve the problems faced by them.

Keywords: LGBT, IPC, Community, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, etc..​