Pass this on and share in groups – the world needs to show support for our LGBT family in India.
India just made it a crime to be gay – again. Four years after its anti-gay law was suspended, the Supreme Court has turned back the clock. Every lesbian, gay, bi and trans person in India is now in danger of jail, blackmail or worse.
The long fight by dedicated Indian activists will go on. It’s a frightening moment for people in India, including Indian All Out members. But days like this are for standing together, and there’s strength and hope in numbers.
Will you sign a message of hope and love? All the names will be sent to LGBT groups across India. Anyone reading the messages will know – none of us stand alone.
India is home to 17% of the world’s population, so huge numbers of people – millions – just had their rights stripped away. At protests across India, there’s been a message of hope and defiance: Ladenge, Jeetenge. It means ‘we will fight, we will win’.
There have been years of dedicated work by Indian groups, battling through India’s legal system, but this fight still has a long way to go. It could be appealed through the courts, or the parliament could choose to repeal the anti-gay law altogether.
The path forward isn’t certain. And in times of uncertainty, massive demonstrations of support and friendship can bring new strength and the courage to carry on. For example, lots of Russian All Out members facing a new anti-gay law say that messages of love and hope from around the world help keep them going.
It’s quick and easy to add yourname, and you can add your own message if you like: