Lets talk about gay rights.
Or as Indian uncles call it ‘ they have started again’.
Historically LGBTQ community has been abused and managed their life’s.
It is strange because until colonization it has been celebrated with the imagery plastered over temple walls in India even today while section 377 has been verdict, there is still a lot to understand about that.
Let us understand The A,B,C,D of The LGBTQ.
What does LBTQ mean?
How we will understand that what does LGBTQ community?
the most common term is LGBT.
it stands for
women who love women.
Men who love Men
Men & Women who love both Men & Women
Men or women who identify with the gender that’s opposite to one assigned to them at birth.
What Dose Queer Really Mean?
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not Cisgender. Originally meaning “strange” or “peculiar”, queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century.
What do you mean by Intersex ?
Inter sex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. The umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations.
An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Asexuality is an intrinsic part of who someone is. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently.
With these power we get the LGBTQ community.
The internets least favourite discussion topic GENDER has evolved to incluidive high spectrum of identities.
A Cisgendered person is someone denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.
This is the believe that there are only two genders male or female anything beyond this is considered out of syllabus.
Being tying down to this binaries can create Gender disforiation. How a person is identified with ones gender and how he feels should ideally be covered in school.
Why transgender people are important ?
This is the ‘T’ in LGBT and the most matters a lot. There is always a misinformation about this type of people.
Trans people can change various aspects through themselves to alligend with the gender they want themselves to be known.
this is called ‘transition’ this could be social, legal or medical like changing there appearance, name, pronounce or their physical body.
The medical steps taken towards this is known as Sex Reassignment Surgery.
The medical procedure is difficult and the fear of confronting society, yet a few individuals from this network experience this procedure as opposed to living in a body they don’t have a place. Why accepting the transgender people is so important. This is how powerful Gender defolia can be.
How can I be more sensitive to the Queer Community?
You can start this by not asking someone that ‘are you a gay?’
example- he or him, she or her, they or them.
For Trans and Gender not confirming individuals being identified by a pronoun they don’t associate with can be triggering.
And remember a little sensitivity can go a long way.
grew up learning from films & TV’s that – girl needs boy, boy can love girl
, girl can only love boy.
This teaches young queer kids that they can’t be who they are , can’t fall in love with they want and can’t be normal in the eyes of society. It’s 2019 things have been changing and queer community are getting open about themselves.
subculture is vast.
& this one blog is not even to cover it all.
Lets all support rainbow colour together. And make it normal.