“They say that same-sex relationships and transgender identities go against their culture, religious beliefs or traditional values. My answer is that human rights are universal,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay said.
“Our campaign on behalf of marginalized communities will meet resistance, even opposition. We must not be discouraged. We must stay engaged. Let us keep voicing our concerns, let us keep finding new allies, sharing good practice and standing fast alongside local human rights defenders on the front lines of this struggle.”
The journey of 22 year old Nakshatra – An award winning filmmaker and gay rights activist – Life Beyond Numbers
Building upon my “Be Your Own Ally” post, this article gives another viewpoint on why being a “strong ally vs passive supporter” is important.
The Downside of Marriage Equality – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-sprague/the-downside-of-marriage-equality_b_3710014.html
It is sad that the general population of India is mostly unaware about the queer community’s delicate intricacies. However, what is even more disheartening is how much the average queer Indian is unaware of their own community. Continue reading