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| Published: March 03, 2021

Acceptance of homosexuality among Indian youth

Aneesha Sulthana S H

Second Year Bsc. Psychology Student, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management and Studies, Mundur Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Angel Shabu

Second Year Bsc. Psychology Student, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management and Studies, Mundur Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sannet Thomas

Assistant professor, Department of Psychology. Yuvakshetra Institute of Management and Studies, Mundur Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.039/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.039

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The aim of the study was to know how homosexuality was perceived by Indian youth and in order to understand how it is to be a homosexual in Indian society. Homosexuality is the behavior where individuals of the same sex are attracted to or have sexual relations with each other. Even though homosexuality has been decriminalized in 2018, it still remains controversial topic in India. The basic right to marriage is currently being considered in courts, but the society’s tolerance does not seem to have changed. The aim of this research is to determine the attitude of the Indian youth homosexuality. Methods: A mixed exploratory research including a qualitative interview and a survey was conducted.  Indians, mainly within the age group of 18-35 participated in the study of which there are 66 females and 17males. It was found that younger Indians were more accepting of homosexual people. Among the participants, other factors such as religion and community distinguished their level of acceptance and discrimination. Result: The problems faced by homosexuals can be tackled by giving proper education and awareness, which will help to normalize the Indian society’s view on homosexuality.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.039/20210901

10.25215/0901.039

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021