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The march towards equality in a society relies heavily on bringing forth facts and challenging misconceptions about the lives of those who experience discrimination daily such as LGBTQIA people around the world.
This blog features six of the most problematic myths and stereotypes which play a role in the mischaracterization and dehumanization of LGBTQIA Indians across the country.
Myths and stereotypes that go unchallenged become stronger weapons for those who seek to oppress others in the society. As Indian continues to evolve, and as LGBTQIA Indians become increasingly more open about their true identities, we must take advantage of all opportunities to educate others about what is correct, and what isn’t, in relation to alternate sexualities.
MYTH 1: “Homosexuality can be cured”
MYTH 2: “LGBT people spread AIDS and other STDs”
MYTH 3: “Gays and lesbians are infecting the society”
MYTH 4: “You are gay if you support LGBT”
MYTH 5: “It is wrong and disgusting.”
MYTH 6: “What’s the point if you can’t reproduce?”