Standing right in the 21st century, its very important for us to unlearn definitions of being “normal” and being “perfect”. So many individuals could be right in front of you who just need acceptance, from You.
Even if the laws are no more stringent towards the LGBTQ+ Community, how far are they safe? How far has society accepted them?
Recently, a 21-year-old Queer woman had committed suicide, who claimed that she had been taken to multiple de-addiction centers for over three months against her will, which would apparently cure her of her non-heterosexual orientation.
There’s no “cure” for their specific gender identity. It is very important that we validate their feelings and most importantly, listen to them.
They are name called, bullied, sexually abused and we choose to stay ignorant. We are okay as long as it “floats our boat”.
The suicidal rate of LGBTQ+ youth can be 1-3.5% higher than a heterosexual individual, studies estimate. For example, a trans-woman is forced to dress up a certain way to fit into the boxes that are set by societal standards.
Their families and friends isolate them to force them into thinking that something is wrong with them.
Something unusual. Families go to an extent of forcing these individuals into marriages against their will, and even put to forced sex, in the hope of bringing their children, “back to the track”.
We all the difference in our own ways. We don’t need moral policing. Let us accept them the way they are. The silver lining is that we have broken boundaries of what’s “perfect”, yet there is a long way to go.
The world like they say is colorful, let us no longer be in the grey-scale. They need not be scared to be the way they are. They need not be told who should they love because love itself sees no boundaries. Love finds its way!