The Queer/Sexual minority which interalia includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (hereinafter LGBT) people is not a new phenomenon in today’s scenario. LGBT share a particular experience of their own sexual desires, as potentially directed toward a person of the same gender. They have transformed these experiences, desires, and practices into a social identity, a sexual orientation, which serves as a marker of individual selves and of a group.
This study shows that discrimination and abuse from homophobic/transphobic world in which there is full permission to treat LGBT with cruelty makes it difficult for them to maintain a strong sense of well-being and self-esteem. Study reveals that in India LGBT lives are more secretive as they are suppress to come out easily. This book based on study concludes with some strong and viable recommendations, which are requisite to ensure safe and proper place to LGBT people in society, inculcating humane approach into laws and the criminal justice system. Education and awareness programmes through various means and various places can bring positive changes.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Medical Aspects of Sexual Minority (LGBT) 3. Rights of Sexual Minority under Human Rights Law vis-à-vis Criminal Justice System 4. Sexual Minority, Crimes and Criminal Laws Across the Globe 5. Global Overview of Available Literature and Condition of Sexual Minority Thereto 6. Sexual Minority, Crimes and Criminal Justice System: A Study based on Empirical Account 7. Conclusions and Recommendations
Mithilesh Narayan Bhatt, Assistant Professor of Law, Department of Law, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Daijar, Jodhpur-342304, Rajasthan, India.