Why are almost all Indian Gay Stories tragic? When will we become a little open minded and accept things that are?

Why are almost all Indian Gay Stories tragic? When will we become a little open minded and accept things that are? I happen to know a lot of people from the LGBT community, in fact some are good friends. Our society never accepts them as human beings forget individuals. Why?

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Swati Mehra
June 7, 2017

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Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Raisha June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Religion plays a role here and most religions condemn homosexuality. It is a tough fight ahead for them. And they need the support of us straight people to fight alongwith them against the hatred and insensitivity*p*

Priya Jindal June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

We need to stand by them. Though it's a tough stand especially till the laws are against them. We can petition our parliamentarians to change the law. But any change will take time unfortunately*p*

Swati Mehra June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Yes, things are changing. May they change for the better and sooner :)*p*

Swati Mehra June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

True..*p*

Swati Mehra June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

I beg to differ Sir. Marriage is much more than just making kids and if there is a community that feels attached to the same sex, I think we as society should let them be. There are many hetrosexual couples who fail or choose to have babies. What about them then?*p*

Swati Mehra June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

True. And, it is the mindset of the society that forces them to live this masked life!*p*

Waseem Imam Saheb June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

I think most of the answers are pretty obvious- living in a patriarchal society will obviously present tonnes of problems for women and lgbt rights- these lack of rights will impact their choices and the way they can live their lives. And if a human cant live and love freely they will be miserable what ever little they are allowed to do*p*

Nisha June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

For many of my friends from the LGBT community, it is difficult to break the news to the immediate family- ie their parents, siblings, etc. They might have already come out with their friends and other peer groups. The kind of double lives they need to live is very sad.*p*

Aman Singh June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

An open gay pride parade happened in Lucknow yesterday. So, yeah it has started but it'll still take time. A lot of time to get used to something which is just too western (apparently) for Indian mentality. But, the strides have begun and may be in 15 more years we'll be a little liberal with our views about homosexuality.*p*

DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Marriage between two members of opposite genders is viewed as an institution to reproduce and raise a family. Whereas relationship between same gender is seen as 'nothing beyond sex'. Therefore in the eyes of people the respect is missing.*p*

DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

As long as LGBT remains an exception rather than a rule, the way society views them will largely remain same. *p**p*Successful role models are needed to set the rules. Whether or not there will be many success stories is anybody's guess.*p*

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