LGBTQ community celebrates decriminalising of section 377

SHILLONG, Sep 7: A day after the Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality in the country the LGBTQ community of Shillong came together on Friday to rejoice the verdict.

Initially the LGBTQ community wanted to hold their celebration at Khyndailad and had even fixed the timings at 4 pm but at the eleventh hour the authorities refused to give them permission.

The letter signed by East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner, Peter S Dkar states, “In view of the present law and order situation and also since the prayers was received in the eleventh hour, the prayer is not recommended.”

Finally, in the evening the community held an impromptu gathering at Don Bosco Square, Laitumkhrah.

A member of the LGBTQ community, Donna Marwein charged the society for being discriminatory towards them.

Donna Marwein even if the Supreme Court has struck down section 377 the stigma and discrimination still remains but at least we can live our own lives.

“We will still fight for our own rights. We are excited so we are celebrating.

Marwein specifically pointed out to the Church for being discriminatory towards them and are yet to accept them.

Another community member Vishal Blah said that they are trying to convince the Church to accept them.

“We have done a sensitization awareness programme with them,” Blah informed.

Blah said that after the Supreme Court had decriminalized homosexuality he expects the society to be sympathetic towards them.

Blah also said that the Church treat then as human beings and understand them before taking any decision (which will go against the LGBTQ community).

Blah also said that people in Shillong accept them for the way they are except for a few with (negative) mentality it happens everywhere.

He also urged the parents to accept their children who are born gay.

“We don’t want to put ourselves in trouble for being gay. You always face discrimination. It is something we are born with,” Blah said.

“We don’t want to put ourselves in trouble for being gay. You always face discrimination. It is something we are born with,” Blah said.

1 thought on “LGBTQ community celebrates decriminalising of section 377

  1. It’s unacceptable human behavior and for the Christians it against the Bible. We the Christians cannot accept the fact..

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