• Mrs. Seema Khaitan

District Intercity "Rhapsody"

District 301

New Delhi


LGBTQIA is one such topic which is not much spoken in our country. Recent

Supreme Court judgment has given gay their rights. LGBT people have

increased access to health services and social events.

The most remarkable part of the Indian court’s decision is that it didn’t just

use a universal standard of human rights to decriminalize homosexuality; it

also acknowledged the responsibility of the state to help end the stigma

attached to being LGBT. The court could have gone even further and

emphasized that the Indian government should put in place mechanisms that

would allow the reconciliation of shunned LGBT children and their parents.

Doing so would help end the practice of parents forcing arranged marriages

on those children—something that can lead to trauma and other mental

health problems. It would also help end the shocking practice of “corrective

rape,” in which families subject their LGBT children to non-consensual sex.

The District Intercity event 'Rhapsody' held by District 301 touched upon this

topic. The event helped building more awareness and extends a helping hand

to this community. Holding an event on this crucial subject was the vision of

District Chairman, Madhu Nagpal. The event was celebrated on a grand scale

with Ardhnarishwar Dance, Ramp Walks and a Fire and Ice chat show about

transgender community when IIW President Phyllis Charter was also present.

District Chairman appealed to the ladies of Inner Wheel to help the

transgender and LGBTQIA in their capacity. She also announced opening of a

legal cell devoted to the trials and tribulation of Transgenders.

IIW President with AP & DC
Show Stopper

Miss Transqueen India 2019

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