Love is love. Pride is love. No human being is unnecessary, discriminatory or unfair. Being different is natural. Hating difference is a lifestyle choice. We should understand that people will never change who they are just because others do not approve. It is related to every single person’s life. We do not wish to change forcibly. Then why change others. Then why mock and insult others. Everybody is born differently and uniquely.
The pride month of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) is celebrated every year in June, encouraging equality, respect, dignity, and morality among the LGBT social group. Gay Pride observes the Stonewall rebellions, which started in the early period of June 28, 1969, after police raided the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. The most recognised symbol of Gay pride was introduced in the San Francisco event in 1978. It was the rainbow flag. The flag consisted of eight colours (sexuality symbolized by hot pink, life by red, healing by orange, the Sun by yellow, nature by green, art by blue, harmony by indigo, and spirit by violet), was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker and has been accepted globally. In the next year a six-colour flag, which is in common use today, appeared (with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple/violet), partially because of the unavailability of some of the fabric colours.
Apart from the evolution, there are many states in which these individuals still lack protections. Violence against LGBT communities has been reported in all regions of the world. It goes from aggressive, psychological bullying to physical attacks, torture, kidnapping and targeted killings. Sexual violence has also been widely noted including heartless rapes. It is interesting yet shocking to know that this violence takes place even in public places, in schools, workplaces and even in prisons and police cells. How heartbreaking it is to know that the people or leaders who are expected to be our role models themselves are the worst species that has gotten not a slight humanity. These cold-blooded beasts do not even deserve to live in such a beautiful world where people are put together to respect and love each other.
Apart from these unbearable woes, they are cracked by pains in their own families, from their family members. They are mistreated and disowned by their own families. LGBT youth particularly are at the risk for engaging in suicidal and self-harm behaviours. This report for the higher risk of these phenomena observed in this population.
In recent years, many states have made a sincere effort to uphold human rights protections for LGBT people. An array of new laws has been accepted – encompassing laws banning discrimination, punishing homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, granting recognition of same-sex relationships, and making it easier for transgender individuals to attain official documents that reveal their preferred gender. Training programmes have been formulated for police, prison staff, teachers, social workers and other personnel, and anti-bullying initiatives have been executed in many schools. The legal responsibilities of States to safeguard the human rights of LGBT people are well defined in international human rights law based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and thereafter agreed international human rights treaties. All people, irrespective of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, are privileged to enjoy the protections provided for by international human rights law, including in respect of rights to life, security of person and privacy, the right to be free from torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, the right to be free from discrimination and the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. Some people are different because they are pretty special. There is nothing wrong with them. There is a lot wrong with the world we live in. The one who created us is not a politician, he doesn’t judge. He teaches us to love one another, always and forever, as he did. Because at the end of the day, we are all same and equal.