6 Indians From LGBTQ Community Who Fought For Their Equal Rights

Blog By Helma  |  20-05-18

One Was Sexually Abused By Her Relative

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

She is a transgender Activist and an inspiration to many. She was born in Uttar Pradesh and was never accepted by people, she was always get bullied in school. She was sexually abused by her relative at a very young age, but that didn't stop her from fighting for her justice.

She is now a known face in Bollywood and already achieved her degree in Bharatnatyam and now she works for her kinnar community.


Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth

He is the son of Prem and Leila Seth the first woman chief justice of high court in india. He has openly talked about Gay rights and supported the ban of British-era law of criminalizing gay sex. He is a well know writer and got many awards for his famous books.


Gauri Sawant


Gauri Sawant

Gauri's struggled is known to the world and is recognised all over the country. She fought for her rights and emerged victorious and even adopted a girl child whose mother was passed away.


Ashok Row Kavi

Ashok Row Kavi

He is known as the father of the Indian gay community and is being vocal about gay rights from the 80s. When he was younger and found it difficult to deal with his sexuality, he joined the Ramakrishna Mission as a monk.

Later, a senior Hindu Monk encouraged him to leave the monastery and freely explore and express his homosexuality.


Manvendra Singh Gohil

Manvendra Singh Gohil

He is the prince but he was disowned by his family and his people because he came out open and accepted his sexuality and even fight for it. He faced so much criticism from police and his people but that didn't stopped him from to own his identity.


Anjali Ameer

Anjali Ameer

She comes from an orthodox muslim family and they never came with the terms of her sexuality. She ran away from her house at a very young age. She even underwent a sex change surgery and also lived with transgender community. She is now seen in Tollywood film industry.







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