“There are many branches on the tree of life. There is no one way to be, and there is room for everyone to be who they are”- the Madras High Court observed in S Sushma vs. Commissioner of Police (2021). This verdict prohibited conversion therapy in Tamil Nadu and the court suggested that action should be initiated against the professionals involving themselves in any form or method of conversion therapy, including withdrawal of licence to practice. “It was I (us), who has to set off on a journey of understanding them [LGBTQ+ community] and accepting them and shed our notions, and not they who have to turn themselves inside out to suit our notions of social morality and tradition’’-Justice N. Anand Venkitesh pointed out in the landmark judgment. (Read More)
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