Schools must wake up to the needs of LGBT children

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03/06/2022

Despite the Supreme Court striking down the colonial-era law that criminalised homosexuality back in 2018, there still exists a deep-rooted social stigma against the LGBTQ community, keeping it socially isolated, and on several occasions blocking its access to much-needed legal aid and support, which could sometimes mean the difference between life and death. In a recent case, a Class X student of a school in Haryana’s Faridabad ended his life after suffering harassment and abuse from his schoolmates for years. Indrajeet Ghorpade, who runs a digital LGBTQIA+ advocacy platform called ‘Yes, We Exist’, says his Instagram page receives frequent messages from teenagers facing bullying and harassment after coming out as  homosexuals. But the fear of landing in a legal soup keeps him from intervening, says Mr. Ghorpade.

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