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Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying

Expand Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community participate in a Gay Pride parade in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade   The picture is bleak for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in India. Many face harassment and bullying, and to avoid humiliation and violence they often skip classes or drop out of school altogether. Most teachers are not trained or empowered to respond to anti-LGBT bullying, so in many cases they don’t. In some cases, they even participate in the harassment. Court judgments in recent years have…

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