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Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality yesterday. Author Anusha Sings expresses her content through this article.
5th August 2018. I was in Paris – amazed to see the expressive and fearless support for gay rights everywhere. Life size graffiti on walls celebrated lesbian sexuality unabashedly. The strong visual imagery was not defaced. Rainbow colored flags outside people’s houses proudly danced in the wind. People walked over rainbow colored zebra crossings in Le Marais. Rainbow painted roads exhibited colors of gender-agnostic love in prime parts of the city, running up to the iconic Pont Alexander III bridge.
I never imagined our Indian society be anywhere close to that kind of liberated life.
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6th September 2018. I can actually picture Indian streets reflecting similar shades of the inclusiveness and freedom that I felt in Paris. And that too in the current fundamentalist, dictatorial and audaciously irrational times. Someone pinch me – the Supreme Court’s stand on decriminalizing homosexuality feels blissfully unreal! Almost as if the judges are sprinkling the society and government with pixie dust.
As a citizen of this country, I feel infinitely proud. Absolutely infinitely proud.
Kudos to the relentless efforts of social groups and organizations such as the Naz Foundation, vocal members of the LGBT community, host of lawyers, and academicians, who have sincerely fought for this moment, for over two decades now.
Thank you for seeing this through. Thank you for proving once again that our country actually believes in, fights for, and can die for – hope, freedom and love.
Published earlier here.
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Anusha Singh is a lawyer, business editor, and communications specialist. Master of Laws Gold Medalist
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