By Shikha Mukesh Meena, National Law University, Jodhpur.
“The lamp of history destroys the darkness of ignorance”
The term ‘homosexuality’ was coined in the late 19th century by a German psychologist, Karoly Maria Benkert. Homosexuality refers to sexual behaviors and desires between males or between females.
Homosexuality is a social stigma which is still prevalent in many countries including India. Indian society which is considered to be traditional and conventional in many ways is also not impervious to this difference. India has had a conservative background which has been very difficult to break through, and whenever something unconventional is practiced the same is shunned. Homosexuality for one would be considered unconventional. Though the question remains is it unconventional? Or is it the people’s ignorance? (more…)