India’s LGBT community fights for more visibility
08 September 2022 | 7:09 am
India's Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to the same social benefits as traditional families. The breakthrough comes four years after the country decriminalised homosexuality. Yet members of the LGBT community often live in the shadows, rejected by their family or society at large.
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