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Homosexuality in India has been a subject of discussion from ancient times to modern times. Hindu texts have taken positions regarding the homosexual characters and themes. Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were not necessarily considered inferior in any way until about 18th century during British colonial rule. There are no official demographics for the LGBT population in India, but the government of India submitted figures to the Supreme Court in , according to which, there were about 2. These figures are only based on those individuals who have self-declared to the Ministry of Health. There may be much higher statistics for individuals who have concealed their identity, since a number of homosexual Indians are living in the closet due to fear of discrimination.
Gay Goa Gone? State seeks to ‘cure’ homosexuals
When we go for a travel what is that which we all require. We all require safety, fun and welcoming atmosphere in the same way; gay men too look for protection, enjoyment and a soothing and welcoming environment when they travel. Slowly and steadily India is shifting its status of a non gay-friendly tourist destination to a gay friendly tourist destination. Tourism companies have now realized the benefits of Gay tourism.
Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in The country has repealed its colonial-era laws that directly discriminated against homosexual and transgender identities and also explicitly interpreted Article 15 of the Constitution to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But many legal protections have not been provided for, including same-sex marriage. Transgender people in India are allowed to change their legal gender post- sex reassignment surgery under legislation passed in , and have a constitutional right to register themselves under a third gender. Additionally, some states protect hijras , a traditional third gender population in South Asia through housing programmes, and offer welfare benefits, pension schemes, free operations in government hospitals as well as other programmes designed to assist them.