Trans Rights
LGBTQIA+ Rights
Queerphobia

I know where you are going with this question. I don’t want to take a stand on these issues during election time. In fact, I don’t want to go ahead with this interview. I am here to address people’s problems and not to talk about who is living with who...

Pratap Simha

Mysore

Karnataka

Bharatiya Janata Party

REPORT CARD

Spoke up on Trans Rights
Spoke up on LGBTQIA+ Rights
Opposed Section 377
Supported Section 377
Pushed to Amend Trans Act
Supported Regressive Trans Act
Homophobia/ Transphobia

Remember: MPs who have spoken up on LGBTQIA+ rights or trans* rights are not automatically queer-friendly MPs. State of the QUnion is not meant to celebrate those who have spoken up for equal rights but is rather meant to be a platform for accountability to demand action from our elected representatives. We must interrogate their views on caste, religion, gender, and other axes of marginalisation in addition to their party's stance on these issues. See this post on pinkwashing for more details.

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