Indian mothers explain how they ‘came out’ as proud parents to their LGBTQ+ kids

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08/14/2022

Four years after India repealed Section 377 – the British colonial era law used to criminalise LGBTQ+ people – being openly queer and Indian comes with its fair share of both glory and pain. The community often find themselves in opposition to everything – society, religion, the state, even their own families. There is much work to be done – but there are many out there who have been championing LGBTQ+ rights for decades. Among them are the mothers who have loved, celebrated and defended their LGBTQ+ children long before the law accepted them.

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