Arunachal Pradesh is a weird cross of old shrill Hindi songs and the latest, colourfully vibrant K-pop videos. But one thing that has not changed and has remained staunch in its stand is the outlook of the locals towards the LGBT community. Here, the LBGTs are still seen as a social anomaly, and ignorance and discrimination in the society is rampant. Finding a homophobe in Arunachal will prove to be a very easy task. All you have to do is speak to the person next to you, and voila. One person who faced a lot of hatred towards her was E. She faced plenty of discrimination and bullying in school because she was an open lesbian. A lot of comments and rumours were spread, and she says that the main reason why it was done was because of religion and the society.
June 3 / Arunachal Times