Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters
Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters

India’s LGBTQ+ community face domestic violence and pressure to ‘convert’

  • Some queer and transgender Indians are struggling to hide their true selves from their families amid the coronavirus lockdown
  • Activists say many want to come out despite the growing risk of being put into to conversion therapy

Topic |   India
Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters
Since the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the number of gay and transgender Indians inflicting self-harm or having suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo: Reuters
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