The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been a “great equaliser” for India’s queer population

 | 
01/21/2021

In a nation roiled with socio-political anxieties, Covid-19 amplified our sense of impending doom: a quiet cough ringing alarm bells in our heads, while the morning news kept getting darker by the day. What is worse is that against a popular perception of the pandemic as a “great equaliser,” Covid-19 laid bare the differential vulnerabilities of the population. Various gender and sexual minorities were among those that were exposed to precarity in ways that we often do not talk about. Many people have started asking how being locked in the spaces of domesticity might have impacted women, who often face abuse within those spaces. But there is little discourse on the impact these spaces have had on LGBTQIA individuals, many of whose lives are subject to increased supervision and regulation. As a trans person with economic means, I was able to move to my chosen home in New Delhi, days before we were ambushed by a nationwide lockdown.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
Officials this week removed the last traffic signs from a Los Angeles neighborhood to cleanse the area of its anti-gay past. The signs that …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/16/2024
A petition against so-called “LGBT propaganda” has received more than 50,000 signatures, meaning Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information must consider it. However, a …
Added on: 06/15/2024
A British-Mexican man who says he was targeted for being gay and arrested on false drug charges in Qatar has been given a suspended …
Added on: 06/13/2024
The fight for LGBTQIAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and more) rights has been an ongoing struggle for decades. Throughout history, individuals …