| Published: March 03, 2021
Acceptance of homosexuality among Indian youth
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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© 2021, Aneesha Sulthana S H, Shabu A. & Thomas S.
Received: January 13, 2021; Revision Received: February 18, 2021; Accepted: March 03, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021