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LGBT : Should middle class Indian Society accept it ?  

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Abhijatya Gupta
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March 15, 2019 10:23 pm  

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March 15, 2019 11:04 pm  

They definitely should! Personally, I don’t think it is a middle class or upper class or lower class thing. Love is love. And everybody should accept that. There’s nothing wrong in having sexuality different than being straight. And rather than hating it, I think we should all accept and encourage and support the diversity in people. 


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March 15, 2019 11:56 pm  

Yes, its high time now that middle class India realised the normalcy of the LGBTQ community. It’s perfectly normal to be attracted to a person of the same gender or the other gender or both the genders !!

It’s someone’s sexual preference just like yours and we gotta respect it and start accepting people as they are.


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March 16, 2019 12:02 am  

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March 16, 2019 12:13 am  

They definitely should! Personally, I don’t think it is a middle class or upper class or lower class thing. Love is love. And everybody should accept that. There’s nothing wrong in having sexuality different than being straight. And rather than hating it, I think we should all accept and encourage and support the diversity in people. 


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March 16, 2019 8:54 am  

We just can’t change each other’s mentality even if try doing lots of campaigns and everything. People are going to watch a LGBT couple like a taboo and that’s actually weird how india is trying to accept almost everything from the western culture but not something which they should have years ago.

Everyone deserves equal respect. 

Society is of humans not genders. 

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March 16, 2019 10:22 am  

LOVE does not come with any class. middle class or upper class love is love. nowhere it is writtern that acceptance will only come if you belong from upper class. at the end of the day what matters is how these two people decide to spend rest of there life with boy/girl. LGBT community has brought light in India by truely  justifying that our nation is democratic and free. by not accepting Section 377 was a setback for our nation but now it is no more. if money could by every happiness in life than why do high society people seek help from therapist by paying money to them just for talking? yes they should accept it with pride and nothing can beat a confident person with its own choice.

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March 16, 2019 5:46 pm  

Without any doubts, Yes! We Indians have left no stone unturned to compete with the world but when it comes to evolution as a society we are way behind! It is nothing unnatural to love someone of the same gender then who are we humans to make it a crime?


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March 16, 2019 5:48 pm  

Very true! We should also start accepting some of the good values the western society has.


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March 16, 2019 10:57 pm  

Not only the middle-class society, but the whole country needs to accept it. They have been facing a lot of ignominy and ostracism since the beginning and it needs to end. Society needs to give them assurance. They have to be accepted and treated equally with all the other people. This will reduce their fear of humiliation and come out of the closet proudly. Sexuality is something that you just cannot change by coaxing. So, its high time that society accepts this change

 


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March 17, 2019 11:18 am  

Its a Big YES for me. LGBT refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Moreover, these people are also the part of society; they are also humans. Every one has difficulties in their life but for middle class people that difficulty increases  to 10 folds as,they live in a society where they give more preference to others opinions than to their own opinion.Nevertheless, they can also bring change in this society by raising their voice against unjust treatment towards LGBT community.

Just think of it once, how would you feel you are neglected by the society or you have to hide who you are?These people demand nothing rather than respect, love, affection ,and care. Thereafter, if middle class people will start accepting them as normal people then, this could help LGBT people to live their life freely without hiding their own identity and existence.


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March 17, 2019 11:48 pm  

yes, you are absolutely right if middle class people will start accepting them then this will surely help them a lot.


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March 17, 2019 11:52 pm  

yes very well explained.they are similar to us and we need to understand this.


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March 18, 2019 11:17 am  

I think  low class, upper class,  middle class cannot define love. There are no boundaries for love. One can love whoever one wants to.  And one’s class doesn’t define what love is. And I think we should not even bother them in their personal sexual preference.  Live and let live.


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March 18, 2019 12:01 pm  

Yes the LGBT community should be accepted by middle class society because the society should be created by indian law rather than societial law and indian law has gave them permission to leave as a normal citizen of india


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March 18, 2019 1:33 pm  

Societal pressure has killed a lot of dreams. May it be of pursuing a career in a field which is different from the mainstream Engineering or Medical or that of loving freely without discriminating between caste, creed or religion. I feel that the society shouldn’t make decisions for an individual. Everyone should be free to do or love whatever they like. If the society stops interfering in other people’s lives, I think everyone would live a rather peaceful life. 


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March 18, 2019 3:49 pm  

It is correct that the battle is limited only to urban areas. However, it’s so due to the terminology, i.e., in English, where the difficulties of the LGBTQs tend to be articulated. Largely, individuals belonging to the upper middle course, in particular locations like Delhi and Mumbai, are regarded as vocal about the rights of their LGBTQs since they enjoy certain entitlement or privilege to use the language where the issues tend to be articulated. This is why it is restricted mostly to urban areas. Envision, if I’m a Dalit Muslim homosexual from the Jind district of Haryana, will I have the bureau to assert my sexual orientation? There’s a high chance that the people running the Khap Panchayats will kill me. We, therefore, need to address queer problems in various Indian languages to take the sensitization push forward successfully. The transition of queer politics out of urban space to the rural regions can only occur when we contribute to interpreting the world of queer politics to various regional languages. The recent judgment which decriminalizes same-sex relationships by devoting Section 377 cannot be implemented correctly unless these issues are addressed and sensed from the people both in rural and urban India.

 


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March 18, 2019 7:36 pm  

Ofcourse!

Not only the middle class but the society as a whole should accept them. Though middle class can understand the problems of the other two classes well, it is necessary for the whole nation to support the community. Then only will they feel secure and open instead of hiding behind and not being able to express themselves. Love can between any size, shape, race, sexuality etc and there should not be any comprise for this. Other countries have already started supporting the LGBTQ community and now they feel more human than any other and that nation is developing and more literate . India still stays listening to the old age people following all stupid cultures and customs that doesn’t let people live peacefully. Time has changed, people have evolved but no one’s mind and conscious haven’t.  This the the reason why India still stays as a low valued country and has a bad reputation in this field. People doesn’t get a chance to express themselves and luckily if they do then they will be put to shame which can ultimately lead to some serious damage. It’s not about the middle class but I must ask where are the youths?! The youths are the ones who needs to change and develop the country. Let go of the old generation people. We youths should bring positive changes and make people understand of this community and support them!

We are the future of the nation. Don’t let our country and community go down in drain…


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March 18, 2019 10:08 pm  

LGBTThe society is full of criticism, from what people should wear and whom to love , marry etc. The opinion of the society does matter.The Middle men so called as the middle class Indian society should accept LGBT because everyone has the right to live freely, love anybody . After the law about LGBTwas passed  india fled with happiness and more stories of people came out who were not only part of the high fame Indian society, it was also from the middle class Indian society. Love occurs unexpectedly  whether you belong to middle,high,poor indian society.Everyone belonging to this community should not be treated differently after all they are human being who fell in love , just like any other ordinary couple.The generations shifts drastically , the middle class Indian society should accept them because it is high time and if they dont i would consider it to be really bad. Is it a crime to fall in love with someone of the same sex?there are many middle class indians who might be are friends, family friends who belong to this community.They should be accepted by the middle class Indian society.


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March 18, 2019 10:59 pm  

yes i truly agree with you shweta. I have gone through this and its really difficult to tackle this problem.


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March 19, 2019 12:36 pm  

The middle class and the Indian Society should accept it and not deny a fundamental right of  person. In fact companies should make diversity training to create awareness about the needs of people who are part of the LGBTQ community. Lack of awareness has also lead to opinions which may not be true . An open dialogue among friends , family and on social media can improve your grasp about the drawbacks faced by them on a daily basis and help us improve our behavior and be sensitive to their needs.

In a country with more than 1.3 billion people , isn’t it time people start adopting kids ? 


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March 19, 2019 2:23 pm  

i think that our generation is constantly surrounded by a trend of notions and presumptions be it in context of people, place, gender, sex or sexuality. The LGBT community is also constantly defined under such ideas and ideologies. The Lesbians, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgenders have a well defined vocabulary of words associated with them that either hint in a way of interrogation or negation as these people are said to have a bad reputation in the society and in simple notions a threat to the normal functioning of the society which is basically the rules and regulations based on the pro-long social and traditional conditions of the society, this is the sole reason why people find it hard to accept the answer to the question of sexuality. As when and how the question of sexuality arises the fact that someone else than a man and woman can be united and in love the minds of people become reluctant and defensive, which should not be the case but such a thinking can however not be challenged because of their social conditioning, another fact to ponder upon further is that if the social conditioning has been so stern and regulated since the past times how much struggles would have been for people who were perhaps confused regarding the choices they are making or the people they are attracted to. I agree that such social conditioning has been with our generation also but the presences of social media and other global platforms have actually given a chance of revolution and therefore a break away from such norms and ideas. 

the middle class society constitutes a large number of people with such values and norms and hence find it harder to accept such revolutionary realities. When such an instance comes on to them they usually take up a defensive side and try their best to defend the norms and functions of the society. The middle class strata should accept that changes is a subjective and diverse concept and hence should be accepted. 

they should understand that love is love and can be present in any form and in gender. it cannot be defined and cannot be put in the categories of wrong and right. 

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March 19, 2019 10:28 pm  

It’s only depends on thinking….


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March 20, 2019 4:50 pm  

Yes, of course they should be accepted everywhere. It’s not about middle calss or upper middle class it’s about people and their rights. Being a lgbtian doesn’t mean they are not normal people, they also have the same emotions like other people so according to section 377 of the Indian panel code “against the order of illegal” should moved away and i am happy it’s been moved and they got the right on 6 September 2018 now it’s a matter of accepting them and i am sure gradually people will accept them and we will live with equal rights everywhere around the world.


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March 20, 2019 8:08 pm  

Our middle class society, at contemporary condition, is superstitiously inflicted that people don’t accept LGBT as a vital member of society. Those societies should accept LGBT as normal people because they are also the gift of nature except with different sexual orientation that has nothing to do with being a social and responsible person.

The definition of society is a group of people living co-operately with each other. LGBT are no different people than us. They have equal capacity as that of normal person. They can give equal contribution to society, even more. All in all, they are no different than us. They deserve love and respect from the society like we deserve. They bestow love and care like we bestow. Hence, LGBT is a vital part of society and they have equal status as that of normal, so called, “sociable” person.

Hence, in my opinion, middle class Indian society should accept LGBT. Not only middle class Indian society, but every society, throughout the world, that are inflicted by superstition and mundane beliefs should accept LGBT and make a beautiful society.

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March 21, 2019 4:56 pm  

Yes , just cause our community has many so many religious stuffs and all and we are following them over for centuries and centuries doesn’t mean they are right. We have been proved wrong earlier. Brahmins stated that a widow can never marry  , but see where we are now. Middle class families don’t fancy much instead go with the flow of opinions of others where mass votes are going, so they don’t feel isolated. LGBT should not be a focus of tension  for the middle class, everyone has the right to love anyone, cause every soul matters.

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March 21, 2019 6:56 pm  

Yes, middle class Indian society should definitely accept LGBT community. 

Love is free by nature, if a person loves another individual gender restrictions and societal norms should never come between the two. Many ignorant people say that LGBT is “against the laws of nature” which is absolutely incorrect. As a matter of fact, over 4500 species of animals and birds are homosexual. 

Acknowledging transgenders, gender fluid individuals, intersex, asexuals, etc., I would like to state that no matter what society terms you under, the only thing that matters is that you are a human. The people who blatantly slander such individuals with accusations of “not being human” are wrong. These people understand humanity much better than the ignorant people passing comments without an ounce of knowledge do.

The recent judgement passed by the Supreme Court of scrapping parts of Section 377 is a right move that will bring about radical changes in the development of the nation as a whole. Having said that, we still have a long way to go since majority of the citizens of the nation are not willing to accept such changes and lack the ability to let go off their preset notions and mindset. 


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March 21, 2019 7:00 pm  

No . The   LGBT is totally against cultural values.


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March 21, 2019 7:57 pm  

LGBT is nothing but the name of the community.

Beneath the community  name, the soul is same as just as You and me. They too come under the same cover as Man and Woman. why should they be neglected? why shouldn’t they be given a chance to be in the equal standards as us?

Its all in the Human Minds. When the society starts to consider the LGBT community as one among us , things will change.By saying “the society” – I mean none but Us . Every single person among us. Change in ever individual mind , is reflected as the change in the society. The change is not far ahead , but within reach. 


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March 21, 2019 11:48 pm  

Don’t you think it’d get a big AYE! When it comes to benefits, development etc., there’s no partiality between any upper or lower class! Indeed everyone wants growth, may it be developmental or mental! Everyone needs to put an effort towards it accepting the way a few people are.  

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March 22, 2019 3:40 pm  

The acronym LGBT stands for -Lesbians,Gays,Bisexuals and Transgenders.It is basically an umbrella term covering the various sexual minorities under it.The issue of acceptance for the LGBT community was always there but it became a much talked about topic after various rulings by our esteemed judiciary  regarding Section 377 of IPC and the legal recognition of transgenders as the third gender.

Most of the people at large believe that homosexuality is a disease or is something abnormal which needs to be treated.However,the truth is that homosexuality is a totally natural and healthy form of human sexuality.The excess of misunderstandings regarding the LGBT community due to various stereotypes that are believed in by the society further hinder their acceptance.LGBT people are as normal as anyone or as humane as any other heterosexual human.Transgenders are basically people who don’t identify with the gender they biologically are from.There is nothing abnormal or wrong in discovering your true self or in trying to be what you actually are.

Not only the middle class Indian society,but every human in this nation and on this planet needs to understand that every human is entitled to respect and acceptance regardless of various stereotypes prevalent;the same case being with the LGBT community.


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March 22, 2019 6:15 pm  

Its not always about Class!

Its about Choice


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March 22, 2019 7:06 pm  

This is not about what class you belong to, to begin with. This is an issue of acceptance. For so long every single person who did not come out was only afraid of the backlash and lack of support. Even today I bet there are still more who feel alienated and discriminated only because they chose to love in a way that did not suit the ideals of “NORMAL” society.  They should be accepted no matter which class or category they belong to. Love is love.


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March 22, 2019 7:34 pm  

Yes, they should accept them. And not only middle-class Indian society every people of indian society should accept them


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March 22, 2019 7:59 pm  

Yes, ofcourse. Its not about acceptance but support. Anyone cannot be treated differently on the basis of their sexuality preferences. Everyone have his/her own choices in his/her life and own rights and people should accept and respect that. Respect is not something that can be only earned by upper classes but others. So if LGBTQ is an acceptance for upper class , others will also accept that.


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March 22, 2019 8:55 pm  

A true inclusive society supporting the LGBT community is still a far-fetched dream. Though various initiatives have been taken to spread the awareness and acceptance, there is still a huge void to filled when it comes to the four walls of your house i.e. family/relatives. 

I don’t think the question should be based on such a trivial factor ‘class’. Educated individuals too fail to accept the fact in many circumstances. Honour killing, sanctioned rapes and many other constant struggles faced by the LGBT  community are left unattended, unspoken. A lot needs to change, a lot needs to be done!! 


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March 22, 2019 9:51 pm  

Being a member of the LGBTQIA community is something natural. It’s not like I wake up one day and decide to be gay, it’s something that is inherently present within me. I may realize it later but it’s there, always. It’s perfectly natural. 
As per our “politicians” who have gone beyond every limit to manipulate the middle-class Indian society by convincing them that it’s not a part of our Indian culture. What they have failed to notice is that the rules prohibiting homosexuality were brought by the Britishers and those Britishers abolished it years back. Homosexuality is very much part of our culture, you can find it very evidently represented in our temples, depicted by our gods. So, my answer to this question is yes, middle-class Indian Society should definitely accept it.


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March 23, 2019 8:39 am  

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March 23, 2019 8:51 am  

Yes, they should accept this. Being in an independent country, every individual has the right to love and be with any person they wish. People should never live according to the society. These societies are made up of people like us. May be it is also our responsibility to bring the change and create a better generation for the posterity. Imagine the plight of individuals who are stuck in a marriage where the other partner hasn’t come out to their society. This is just miserable. People should be able to live their life the way they want and be with anybody they wish. Society should not influence this decision in anybody’s life.


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March 23, 2019 11:11 am  

They definitely should i totally agree with you for their better future.


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March 23, 2019 5:38 pm  

Undoubtedly Yes!

India is full of stigmas, there is religion, there is politics, and then there are society’s views on LGBTQ. Indian Middle-Class society has a concept about almost everything especially about one’s gender and sexual orientation which are very rigid but they have to understand that being a part of LGBT community (gay, lesbian, or transgender) is not a choice, it is sort of what they are born with. So, rather than imposing their stereotypical views and beliefs on anyone, they should just be like fluid which keeps evolving. They should learn to embrace the many shades of gender, love, and everything in between because that’s what makes them a true human being. They should know that love has no boundaries or orientation. At the end of the day, love is between souls, not bodies. Therefore, society should give people love in the way they are and respect their individuality. We must move ahead of judgment as there are rainbows (which symbolizes the LGBTQ) in every cloud. It’s about time the society take gender or sexual orientation out of the equation when they are seeing the world through their peculiarly thin slanted magnifying glass.
 
Most of us hail from a middle-class family but we always prefer not to be defined by our gender or sexual orientation. Everybody has a right to be themselves and choose their love life including sexual preferences. So, there should not be any restriction or rejection. Some of the people from Indian Middle-Class society who don’t accept LGBTQ because they don’t understand homosexuality should educate themselves. They should try talking to the people who belong to this community and understand who they are. They should not let others influence their opinion. They should understand the fact that they have to judge a person based on who they are as people, and not based on their gender or who they sleep with. Avoid making assumptions. There should be a place for everybody in the society, you, me, he, she, and whoever it is. Everyone has a right to express their love, they shouldn’t need a certificate or validation for it. The idea of acceptance by society shouldn’t be a far-fetched dream for LGBTQ.
 
We are in the 21st century but I genuinely believe that there is wonderful liberal wisdom in our ancient scriptures. I am not an expert on religious mythologies of other religions, but as far as Hindu scriptures are concerned, I think there are ample examples to substantiate that LGBT rights were accepted in ancient India.
 
“Purush napunsak nari va jiv charachar koi / Sarv bhav bhaj kapat taji mohi param priy soi. (Any man, any transgender, any woman, any living being, as long as they give up deceit and come to me with love for all, they are dearest to me.)”
 
These lines were said by Lord Ram in the Ramcharitmanas. He did not differentiate between man, woman or transgender. What does this mean? According to me, this shows our liberal ancient attitude towards LGBTs. And there are other examples in the Mahabharata too. Plus, the Hindu religion also has a deity in third gender form. He/she is called Ardhanarishwar, literally half-male and half-female God. Ardhanarishwar, the hermaphrodite deity in Hinduism, has left part as a female and right part as a male. Ardhanarishwar is an androgynous form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. Ardhanarishwar is believed to be neither Shiva nor Parvati, but the God and Goddess in unison. Such stories were celebrated in ancient India and this, to my mind, reflects the liberal attitude we had towards LGBT communities.
 
We should use the past to power the future. The society should provide an environment where no one has to escape from their individualism. We have to vanquish prejudice, embrace inclusion, and ensure equal rights. Then, maybe one day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia.

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March 24, 2019 10:14 am  

Indeed, in this matter, not only the middle class family but also each and every one should be supporting the LGBTQ community. One should have a freedom of whom to love and marry. You don’t fall in love with a gender but with the human. On the other hand if we see, the older middle class are quite ignorant about the LGBTQ community and have several misconceptions about them. Spreading the awareness and repealing section 377 are the steps taken towards the fair treatment and justice of the LGBTQ community. 


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March 24, 2019 10:22 am  

The concept of LGBT is now legal in India but the attitudes and mentality of the people will take years to change. As we all know that the Supreme Court of India has finally put to an end to thethe homosexuality under Section 377 in India, data from opinion polls indicates that societal acceptance might still be some way off. While the majority remains opposed to same-sex relationships, Indians’ views on homosexuality have become less rigid over time.

So live and let others live.


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March 24, 2019 11:04 am  

Indian society must accept it not by the Law, but by heart. Because, we find many such relevant examples in our ancient literature.


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March 24, 2019 11:19 am  

Yes,  individual preferences should always be prioritized.  They have the right to live the way they like. 


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March 24, 2019 11:25 am  

In a utopian society definitely they accept it,but in reality they are not going to accept it because as far as middle class society is concerned ,they are traditionally bound with their stereotype ideology as well as they are comparably rigid in their thoughts, they will never accept it easily, but lets hope for the best that they give their consent.


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March 24, 2019 11:30 am  

In my point of view I think it is very important for the middle class in India to accept the LGBT community. I personally think its that being a part of this community is solely one person’s individual decision, be it by birth or by later adaptions. Hence the middle class society should strive to support it rather than scorn or criticize it. In my view the people of the LGBT should be supported for they are as much as human beings as we are, and hence there should not be any differences that should be created between them and us. The treatment towards them should be as normal as it would be for any other human. Hence not only the middle class but all classes should be wholeheartedly receptive and absolutely normal towards them because they are humans and definitely should not face discrimination.

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March 24, 2019 12:52 pm  

Yes, of course in our Indian society not only just middle class people but everyone should accept them after all they are humans just like us. They are not aliens. God only made humans and just 1 world, it is we people who differentiate them on basis of gender, caste, religion, race etc. and further discriminate them too. The ultimate God Shiva is also known to be ardhnaareshwar and still worshiped too. So we have no right to judge people till the time we ourselves are not perfect.


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March 24, 2019 1:55 pm  

Yes, Of Course !

India is the land for the origin of different cultures and traditions.The land of India was rule by many great leader and emperors.Many of the outsiders admitted that India is the land of Tradition and Culture on its own.Although there are many social evils and social stigmas,and social and gender stereotypes in this society, the government of India passed one of the best bills in the history.

That is LGBT bill.through this bill they have the freedom to cope up with the other part of the society with which they were ignored and ridiculed of.This makes the LGBT community have their doors open into various fields.

Coming to middle class Indian society is most vibrant society in the country like India. This is because this part of the society contributes most of the economic and social demographic changes.

So acceptance by the middle class Indian Society for the LGBT community would lead to many wonderful changes to the society.


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March 24, 2019 2:17 pm  

lgbt people also need love, affection and care what we need. very beautifully explained beta


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March 24, 2019 5:37 pm  

Let’s not talk about what seems to be right or good. Here I’ll just try to picturize the concept practically i.e what is actually right. Yes, LGBT is not a concept of any class. It is basically based on the conceptions of different sex groups. Each and every group in a society follows some rituals or morals. Undoubtedly LGBT is not considered illegal now and yes it is not the choice it is what we born with. But this cannot be applicable on lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Just try to consider the fact that why there are two basic genders. Then the transgenders are also a part of God’s creation like other two genders and they are considered as Ardhanarishvara, the term used in religious books. But there is nothing mentioned as going against the law of nature. What about people who attracted towards same sex? Why God has created man and woman to intimate and lead a good social life? Just think if such people are upbringing a child how can they gave him/her the values of man and woman required to overcome different hurdles come in their way? Is loving one another is enough to give your child  good morality and successful life ? A child will learn from father how to be tough in harsh situations and from mother how to handle the things calmly. By stating this I mean to say by changing your sexual orientation you can’t hold characteristics of both male and female. Yes transgenders should be given equal respect and care. But to go against the nature is not acceptable in any society.


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March 24, 2019 6:19 pm  

Yes, without any doubt!

A law is a law, no matter who you are, which class you belong to, you must follow the law, this is what we have been taught in our schools. 


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March 24, 2019 7:16 pm  

One’s sexuality doesnt care about the society. Its high time that people start accepting and start coming out of their taboo mindset. Acceptance is even more important in India because we as Indians have a very restricted mindset even though we call ourselves modern. 

I have personally witnessed such oppression, I had a classmate who was very reserved about his fact. He didnt tell his parents about it due to fear. As bad as it sounds that its 2019 and people are still restricted about their identity. 

So yeah, its high time every facet of our society should accept it.


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March 24, 2019 10:02 pm  

Definitely Yes.

Because they are people. They are human beings. They are your friends, your brothers, your sisters, your cousins, your teachers, your co-workers, your supervisors, or your leaders. They are as similar as every human being there is. Some people are red-haired. Some people are blonde. Some people are left-handed. Some people are straight. Some people are gay. No matter what categories we fall into, we are still and will always be human beings.

We know how it feels to live as a human. How we breathe, how we communicate, how we biologically do stuff because only our species can do the things that other species can not. We relate with each other on every level as far as biological process is concerned. We can’t relate to dogs or cats. We relate to human beings.

Sexual preferences have historically become targets of negative social norms. Some people would call us sick, mentally ill, rapists, abominations, monsters, don’t deserve to live, can’t do anything normal, and they will always prey on us just because of our mere existence. They think they understand but they don’t, because they didn’t go through the same process as we do and they do not want to find out, yet they keep agreeing with the same shits from the people that still enjoy hurting LGBT for the sake of their enjoyment with their egos.

Despite these hardships, we never give up to prove ourselves to the society that we are not different. We keep contributing, spreading positivities, and helping others. If our actions could change just one person to accept us, then all of those struggles are worth every blood, sweat, and tears. We don’t necessarily need you to support us, just accept our mere existence that we’re here. Think about it, what is the worst thing that can happen to you if you accept LGBT? You will only relieve someone’s burden by becoming an ally and they will remember you, they will be more productive, and they will respect you for choosing that stance.

If you’re still confused or curious to know more about LGBT, go do your research on some scientific journals about homosexualities. Learn about us first before you judge us. Thank you.


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March 25, 2019 12:26 pm  

Middle class Indian society comprises of nothing but a group of individuals inclined towards specific personal choices and interests. Ostracizing a part of the society just because their preferences do not fall in line with that of the majority, is not only horrendous but curbs the basic rights to choose and fall in love freely.

We are only human and having personal choices and inclinations is natural. To thrive individually and as a society, people need to respect each others choices and accept them lest support it. If we do not welcome people of different orientation, preferences, color, caste etc., then who will?

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March 25, 2019 1:20 pm  

I believe here there is no question of acceptance among classes. We are humans at large, and bisexuality is something natural. It isn’t something that worldly factors can influence or demarcate and categories. It something that’s prevalent in “humans”. And humans are humans no matter what class it is – middle, upper or higher. Therefore the entire question I feel is framed in a manner which isn’t too relevant. LGBT isn’t something that can be defined by demarcations drawn as per your financial status in community. It’s an absolutely wrong relation. 


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March 25, 2019 1:27 pm  

I disagree where you say that “is the love between two people of the same gender enough to nurture a child well”. Well, nurturing and bringing up a child needs so much more. What if you marry “as per laws of nature” and you aren’t happy, it’s against your wish and orientation. It’s all so forced. Would then there be any love? When there isn’t love there is scarcity of mutual respect. And that’s where you begin to nurture your child-the very first step goes wrong. There isn’t anything like the laws of nature. Humans are a creation of nature and whatever they feel or interpret comes naturally. Saying that someone is going against laws of nature just puts them apart and creates division. We should strive to lighten the lines that demarcate us, not strengthen them. As far as the values of a child are concerned- its all inside you. Even single mothers nurture there child well and inculcate all values in them. Lgbt has nothing to do with. In fact such a child might be more liberated in his thought and would lead to a progressive society. 


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March 25, 2019 6:21 pm  

Yes, of course. But it is not about middle class, upper class or lower class. Everybody should accept and understand their life and give them full support. Everyone should respect their emotions give their place in the society. And our Constitution itself gives Right to Equality to everybody so why should we not? They always face many difficulties in getting education and job, which is very wrong.

This mentality should be changed.  They also have the right to education and to be loved and cared for.


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March 25, 2019 7:30 pm  

Yes I personally think that middle class Indian society should accept it .

What I believe is that everyone has the freedom and right to live his/her own life and which makes him/her happy. 

When this law came group of people became cringey and I don’t know why, this is something that happens naturally and people who are caused by this nature should be respected and treated equally as everyone. When it comes to the question of whether middle class people should accept, my personal answer is yes. When people have freedom to do crimes why can’t people like them have freedom and enjoy their lives.

 


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March 25, 2019 9:08 pm  

I dont think just Indian society should accept LGBT, it should be legal all over the world. People shouldn’t have to explain the way they want to be. Why should the society decide whom should I love. Moreover who is the society to decide the way I want to live my life? I think the stereotypical head of our Indian middle class people should change. Yes, those days a man were to marry a woman and vice-versa but, times change and things change. Everyone should know that ‘Change is a Constant Companion’ and when that hits, people’s way of thinking should too. I think our middle class society should first learn to judge people less and accept the way they are. This is when things will actually fall into place. 

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March 26, 2019 11:29 am  

Yes  because they also deserve respect. They should be accepted in the society and there rights should be given to them.   


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March 26, 2019 1:11 pm  

To be honest the worst part of the world community is that we are still discussing it. Is there even a need to question this? Definitely, everyone should accept it.

LGBT or not, its human beings we are talking about. Just because people find it against there so-called a hypocrite age-old notions, we shouldn’t question it. The stigmatic society finds it difficult to “adjust” with them, however, if I may question them, “Is this an issue with them or you”? Its always been you and them and never “US”. This is where the difference lies. Questioning someone’s likes-dislikes is not a right bestowed by our constitution and definitely not by our religion.

So, I appeal that instead of making it a question we treat it as a statement. Yes, LGBT should be universally accepted by the middle, upper and lower class alike and treated as ‘WE’ and not ‘THEM’.


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March 26, 2019 3:11 pm  

“What if I say no? Well, I know I’ll be bashed by everyone who reads this answer, so yeah, I’ll say yes.” 

This line of sentence pretty much defines 80% of even the so-called ‘post-modern’ youth even today. The majority of people in India seem to be open-heartedly welcoming all the members of the LGBTQ community; believe it or not but much of those warm smiles are just imposters. It’s bitter but it’s the truth. Even after so many steps taken in this direction, people are still afraid to come out as who actually they are regarding their sexuality, especially in India. With the immense pressure of social ethics and religion on every other citizen of this country, the ‘non-straight’ feel much more difficulty whilst adjusting in their normal ethos easily. 

Earlier, section 377 of Indian Penal Code stated that:

Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

But after the modification of this section recently and regarding any sort of homosexual relationships to be legal, it was expected that the scenario would change to a great extent? But has it really changed even? The middle class, especially is against this whole idea of LGBT because “LOG KYA KAHENGE?” 

The most surprising of all is the fact that they have really baseless arguments regarding this topic, which strips bare the mentality of the ‘common-people-India’.

“It’s unnatural” most primary and baseless argument

We often hear this statement. The most primary argument against LGBT.

I often fail to understand the word unnatural. But how? Tell me something that is truly unnatural!

Everything, we did borrow from nature and then transformed. We transformed only natural things, so they are also a part of nature, as they are derived from nature. So how something can be unnatural.

Remember if the rule is natural then the violation is also natural.

For example, if we describe all metals as natural, only in the solid state at room temperature, then where shall we place mercury (a shiny metal) which is liquid at room temperature.

So we can conclude that if rules are natural, so as the violations.

It was nature who made us attracted to the opposite sex, for mating purpose. And similarly, it is also nature who gave us the ability to be attracted by the same sex or both.

“It’s against our religion, culture, tradition and blah blah….” most irritating one

Yes, it irritates me the most. Not actually the statement, but the person who blatantly made the statement. Because he/she knows nothing about the Indian culture, tradition, and specifically religion.

We, Indians worship demigods and goddesses. We have been told there are many spheres above us, means many spheres above the mortal sphere, where people visit by virtue. And the highest being the Indra-Loka, meaning the adobe of Indra or sphere where the king of demi-gods rule.

Indra-loka has several demigods present, namely Gandharvas (consists of beautiful and handsome demi- gods and goddesses), Apsaras (the dancers, mainly girls) and Kinnars (transgenders). And all three enjoy respectable positions.

Even the transgenders are treated with respect among demigods.

And finally the Gods. They are beyond any sexual specification.

Shiva and Parvati (male and female) is one and same

We all know the famous story of Mohini where the Lord himself took an incarnation like a lady, to woo God Shiva and even Shiva got attracted to Vishnu, as Mohini.

The middle class of India is the one who bows down the most in front of Gods but contradicts even their choices even. No doubt, the mindset is changing and is bound to change furthermore in the coming decades or so, but this ‘hichak’ still remains. This sick mentality of judging someone by their sexual orientation needs to be evacuated as soon as possible.

Afterall, it’s the person you’re going to fall in love with, not the genitals. 🙂

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March 26, 2019 6:44 pm  

I totally agree with you. What makes a nation great is it gives us freedom, the idea of equality. Middle-class society is a part of our country, so they should definitely accept LGBTQ. We as a humanity, as a race must move towards a place wherein our heart, in our mind, we feel comfortable and a general sense of brotherhood with the entire race regardless of their sexual orientation, gender or lifestyle choices. As long as they are not harming somebody else, we must move to a society where we should live and let live.


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March 26, 2019 10:07 pm  

It’s become more of a duty of a parent to explain what the outside world is like. If a parent never explains to their kid what LGBT+ is and the kid ends up being queer, the kid will have a tough time coming to terms with themselves. This mostly happens during adolescence when kids start to figure out who and what they are and it is during this time they need a lot of support. So yeah, It really is very important that middle class parents, who make up quite a bit of the general population, learn to accept the LGBT+ community. It’ll help normalise something that should’ve been normal ages ago.


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March 26, 2019 10:15 pm  

Before accepting or even unaccepting, people need to have a clear cut idea of what these terms actually mean. Lesbian, gay and bisexual are terms used to define the sexual orientation of an individual. Transgender is the term used to define the gender identity of an individual. Gender identity is how an individual identifies themselves and not based on their biological sex they are born with. Sexual orientation means to whom an individual is attracted to.

Male and female, the two terms commonly used to define the sexual orientation and gender identity of an individual have been so stringently accepted by the society that they cannot think beyond these terms. Over the years individuals felt the need to have terms that they could associate themselves with. It is not that people have started to identify themselves with these terms just now it is just that back in ancient days people could not come forward to express the idea of going beyond, male and female as the only genders.  

Is identifying a male as a male or a female as a female unacceptable to anybody? Then, why should society create a pandemonium if an individual identifies themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?

Middle class being the highest in number have a great influence on society. Humans are social animals they seek for comfort and acknowledgement from this society they live in. As individuals are the ones that make a society, this society also includes LGBTQ. A society creates certain rules to maintain peace and harmony. An individual should be acceptable or unacceptable in accordance with their acts and not merely their gender identity or sexual orientation. 

LGBT individuals should be accepted by society just as other human beings. 


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March 27, 2019 11:55 am  

Yes they should and LGBT is not confined to middle class,lower class or higher class.Everyone should accept irrespective of their class.Its their choice only what they want to become.SO it shouldn’t be like only higher class people will accept and then rest class will not accept.Whatever is right everyone should accept.

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March 27, 2019 12:20 pm  

I think that there is nothing to support or approve of here. To me, asking for ‘support’ or ‘approval’ with regards to LGBTQ community, implies that there is inherently something wrong with it, which is not the case at all. People are people, they will be who nature intended them to be, they will love who nature intended them to love.

The main objective then is to educate people to accept facts and not be blinded by warped rhetoric, which only serves hate mongers.  


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March 27, 2019 1:54 pm  

Yes, Just because it’s a part of us. We should be the one to eradicate the narrow mentality of masses about LGBTQ


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March 28, 2019 9:17 am  

Obviously Yes! How can’t you agree with that?

LGBT( abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) this community is usually disregarded in our society. Many antisocial elements of community regard them as inappropriate and treat them with disgust. It is really infuriating to know that these communities are being judged and mistreated just because they choose to live their life by their preferences and choices. 

Actually, the LGBT community is very mistreated though we can learn a lot from them about facing the society with courage and they have strength to stand guard their choices. They obviously deserve to be respected and treated in a equal way just like the other sections of society. We cannot actually judge someone by the choices they make. They have full freedom to pursue their own preferences. An individual can only be judged by the character one exhibits and not by their sexual preferences. They deserve equal rights and we have to adopt a new mindset. Together we can reform our society.


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March 28, 2019 12:10 pm  

yes i do support it and the society must also accept it with open arms as at the end its our life and we have the full right to choose the best option for ourselves


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March 28, 2019 1:16 pm  

Your answer is really good one.


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March 28, 2019 4:14 pm  

Thanks Vidhita. It means a lot!


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March 28, 2019 6:43 pm  

Yes, I agree.

Today, middle class has to bear the greatest burden of taxes, of rules and regulation, and observe social norms. The quantum of economic burden for the middle class is the most. This should reduce; the middle classes want hurdles to be removed so that they can be achievers. Once the poor begin to carry their own burden, the burdens on the middle class will reduce,” Modi acknowledged after BJP captured power in four states, including Uttar Pradesh, in March.

All modern economies have progressed by creating jobs and expanding the middle class whose consumption then becomes the main growth driver. The middle class in India is currently responsible for the seeming calm in the economy which may otherwise be hiding storms of worsening balance sheets—private and public—beneath. Yet it is now increasingly bearing a disproportionately large burden and is unlikely to be able to sustain it for long.

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March 28, 2019 10:59 pm  

Thank you all for your humongous support and response.


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April 7, 2019 12:31 pm  

Why not?

The thing with humans is that we don’t accept change – we simply oppose it even without analyzing the rationale behind it. Even after knowing and preaching that change is the only constant, we do not really put it into practice.

A humongous amount of conscious effort needs to be put in to stay open-minded and accept people as they are, without assigning any labels, without being judgemental, without comparing them, and without setting opinions in our minds.

Who someone is, what they do, who they live with, who they love, is their own prerogative. We, as the society should definitely accept everyone as they are, and if not support, then at least not go against them.

It is important to note that this feeling of acceptance should also be extended to your own family members if they come out. They are your own, and it is not something that you could administer and change how they feel. Please support them in every way you are capable of and continue making them feel like a part of your family.

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April 15, 2019 12:02 pm  

Yes, absolutely they should because it isn’t any different. It is a slow and gradual process that needs awareness by education, media and normalisation of these terms because they’re absolutely natural. Love isn’t exclusive so I hope gradually we’ll all accept it.


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April 16, 2019 11:41 am  

Yes, middle class society should accept LGBT.

Why is this big deal anyway? And why should only middle class be in question?

If this question is out in the open, I wonder if the following questions are also some that would make it out in the society?

  • Should middle class people be allowed to love another? (man or woman)
  • Should middle class people be allowed to wear western clothes?
  • Should people be allowed to eat food according to their tastes?
  • Should people have the right to wear what they want?
  • Should people have a choice between being a vegetarian and non-vegetarian?

According to this question, I am assuming that the person asking the question does not think that people who belong to other categories other than this middle class have a problem with LBGT but only the middle class have them.

Also, loving someone is a choice. It is the choice of the INDIVUDUAL doing the loving. Its not the choice to the parents, family and certainly not the society to decide who should love whom.

 

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April 17, 2019 3:21 pm  

A big yess ! Every society , every country infact the whole world should and must accept the fact that an individual can love and express and can devote him or herself to anyone of their choice be it from the same gender. Who made the straight default ?? I dont see anyone confronting their parents that they are straight ?! So why is this soo hard for the LGBT community to be accepted by the society they grew and live in? The middle class society should realize and should accept these people as the normal asset of our society . In fact the class of the person should not stereotype someones sexual preference. People should be given this right to be accepted as who they are !


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April 18, 2019 10:38 pm  

Ideally, the answer is yes. I watched one of the series on youtube and there this concept was explained very nicely with the help of an example that whether you are left-handed or right-handed. The plot was something like this that there was a grandfather, father, and his son. The grandson asked his father what does homo mean and he was blank as to how to tell his son the concept of homo. So, his grandfather told him that he was born left-handed and at that time being left-handed was not considered good i.e. his father forced him to be a right-handed person. He changed himself for his father but the writing, comfort was not tha same.
                The moral of the story was that be you, stick with your preferences, with what you like. Obviously, there is an option for you to change but in this process, you will lose yourself.
Now coming to reality.We live in a society that does not accept changes easily. The concept of living in took a lot of time to be accepted by society. They stick with their traditional ways.


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Yes. Definitely the middle class should accept it. Just because a person chooses to love someone from the same gender doesn’t mean that the society banish them. The biggest reason for the middle class not accepting it is the sole reason of status and of course, the traditional Indian phrase “Log Kya Kahenge?”
The middle class would give up any and everything in the fear of “Log Kya Kahenge?” This needs to change. Althogh India as a country has progressed and is now so advanced, the thought process needs to change too. The society needs to accept people for who they are, not for who they want them to be. A persons sexual orientation does not determine anything about the person. The middle class population needs to stop judging people based on this. Why is this even a crieteria for judging people?
Are members of the LGBTQ community any different from those who are straight? Do they have any difference? Then why treat them differently? Why?
Aren’t they normal human beings just like eveyone else? Everyone is equal and should be equally accepted. If the Middle class population does want to judge people, it shouldn’t be on the basis of their sexual orientation but should be on the basis of their performance.
The middle class needs to be more accepting fro the LGBTQ community. The traditional stereotypes needs to be broken for the Middle Class as well. Considering the fact that a majority of the population of our country is Middle Class, they do need to be more accepting. Gone are the days when the LGBTQ community had to lay low and couldn’t come out. Everyone needs to fight for them. We need to fight for a cause. We need to fight for the LGBTQ community and make sure that no one has to hide their sexual orientation due to any reason.

Why do we even differentiate them? Why do we have an LGBTQ community? What makes them so different? Just the choice that they chose someone from the same gender? Is that such a big deal that we differentiate?

We need to remove these evils from our society and “Make India Great Again.”
 


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April 21, 2019 2:44 am  

Hi, 

I support yes, middle class should support LGBTQ. 

Actually, not only middle class, every class, every family should support LGBTQ.

Every family, is worried about what society thinks. Be it rich, middle, or upper middle.

Rich families, hide it within themselves, as they are the most worried people, because they live for their ego and prestige. 

If you have seen, Alia Bhatt’s movie Highway(one of the best works of Alia). It is clearly shown, how child abuse by a male family member is contained within the family, just to safeguard the family name and prestige.

If we speak of middle class family. They too, are worried, about safeguarding their self respect. A middle class parent build their dream home for their family, from their sweat and tears, and not by family name passed over from generations to generations. So, safeguarding their small family, their self respectris the most important.

So, similarly like rich people they too hide any facts, that will affect their self respect. 

They too are worried, what others will say.

Now, the persons choice of being a LGBTQ. Its their personal choice. Has anywhere its been mentioned that there are only two gender in this universe Male and Female. Has, anywhere it is mentioned that you should only love or choose your life partner from opposite sex.

The answer is No. Nowhere, it is mentioned. 

What are the families of LGBTQ person’s worried of, the society (who only waits for others downfall), or worried if they would have family( today’s medicine has developed so many fertility methods for couples who cannot conceive naturally, like, surrogacy, IVF, etc., and there is adoption too) .

Every child when grows up to be an adult, have a freedom of thinking and choice. During childhood, every parents teach them to eat, walk, and to be a good hearted human being.

So,if a child wishes to choose their partner of the same sex, family should not worry, unless they do things that are inhumane. Every child looks at their parent, no matter what happens their parents will support and protect them from the evils of society. 

 


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