Just being a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios
Anushka Singh, INN/Gwalior, @Infodeaofficial
“What? Haircuts tell you about sexuality!”
“Straight girls all have long hair.”
“Lesbians have short hair.”
“Bisexuals wear an elegant yet easy to maintain Bob.”
Well well, enough with the stereotypes. A person could be a 100% lesbian with a damn long hair.
It’s not the law that they fear. It’s a general perception.
The supreme court’s decision of eliminating section 377 for the consensual same-sex acts has been hailed as historic, but it’s high time for the people to change their backward attitude towards them. People need to realize that gay pride was not born of a necessity to celebrate being gay but their right to exist without oppression.
Undoubtedly, they have come a long way, fighting for an epic battle and coming out with flying colors. But the question arises, “Why being a homosexual or being a part of the LGBTQ community is still a taboo?”
Does that make one inferior? It’s sad how people are being kicked out of their homes, being denied services just because of their sexual orientation. You might not agree with someone’s gender identity but you aren’t being heroic for standing up for your stereotypical views. You might not like Messi but that doesn’t mean you loathe the people who like him. It’s the same idea. You may not agree with it, but if you could put just a little effort and respect people, it would make them feel great and won’t cost you anything.
In a recent research by the HRC, 4 out of 10 LGBTQ youth says that the community in which they live does not accept them entirely, 26% of the LGBTQ youth says their biggest problems are not being accepted by their family, bullying, the top sources being school, or their peer and a fear of being open.
Although the media’s coverage for the verdict might help people understand that homosexuality is normal, there are, however, places where it’s still considered a crime. In a recent interview, a 14-year-old boy from a small village, after confessing his sexuality to one of his friends, was neglected and was kept isolated since then.