While the S. 377 judgment has improved the legal rights of queer persons on paper, the condition of these rights in practise, a general lack of awareness and social stigma related to queer identities and orientations, and lack of means to identify or access to queer friendly resources are a hindrance to the holistic living of queer persons and is a violation of their right to live their life with dignity.
Young people have a massive potential to change this narrative by becoming active agents of change towards solving the issues that continue to plague queer persons. This Queer Resource Centre is envisaged as a community based, queer youth led platform, both physical and virtual, that can help create societal structures that are welcoming and inclusive of queer persons.
#RainbowHeart was our first digital advocacy campaign around creating a space for queer persons to share their stories of acceptance – self acceptance or acceptance from others, and how that has transformed their journey. Here is a compilation of the first edition of this campaign: eight beautiful, heartwarming stories, of love, grit, and a determination to live life on their own terms.DOWNLOAD THE RAINBOW HEART E-BOOK
An ally is a person who is a member of the dominant group who works to end oppression in his or her own personal and professional life by supporting and advocating with the oppressed population. Being a great ally in India becomes particularly important because of the widespread stigma and dehumanisation of queer persons. This also means that parental acceptance is generally low, leaving queer millennials to seek support mainly from each other and their allies. This manual is meant to serve as an introductory guide for allies to learn how to be better, and great allies.DOWNLOAD THE 'HOW TO BE A GREAT ALLY' MANUAL
Most queer lives in India are dented by the negative stereotypes surrounding the community and each identity. Allowing them to entirely shape the course of our journeys would be a grave injustice to the ones who will come after us – where we fail to leave a world behind which is a lot kinder to them. This e-book will help you debunk the most common myths surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality, trans people, asexuality, non-binary identities, intersex people and other misconceptions related to gender and sexuality. We have tried our best to be as inclusive as possible.DOWNLOAD THE 'LGBTQIA+ MYTHS & FACTS' E-BOOK