Not only does Dutee Chand deserve our wholehearted support and applause for coming out and being an LGBT youth icon, but the support she's receiving is worth cheering!
Dutee Chand’s family has publicly spoken about their displeasure with her relationship with another woman, showing that in spite of Section 377 being struck down, there is still a long way to go.
Akkai Padmashali was born a boy, but she always felt like a girl. It took a lot of struggle with herself, with her family, and society, to become who she is today, a transgender activist.
Mimi Atya had one day handed me books. “If you don’t want to blend, make yourself so big that you stand out!” she had declared before turning around and walking away. I had no idea how she knew. She just did.
The makers of this Ladki have made sure that they have taken essential baby steps in this narrative of same sex love, getting the idea across in a film you can watch with family. Kudos!
Finally mainstream cinema, or rather Bollywood has decided to turn its head towards love stories that are far more representative of the general public than the stereotypical ‘boy meets girl’ concept.
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