LGBT parenting means lesbian, gay, trans-gender [LGBT] people parenting one or more children. This further implies that children are raised by same-sex couples or single LGBT parents or raised by an opposite sex couple where atleast one partner is LGBT. Its not that easy for them to decide for beginning a family when they are themselves facing discrimination, bigotry and favoritism. There’s this one thing that keeps bothering me always whenever I read about LGBT people and issues related to their lives- when one person has the freedom to live as he/she wants to, pursue his/her career as they want to, devote themselves to any religion, then why is it so tough to accept their rights of choosing the gender they want to live with? Why such favouritism? Why can’t you accept another gender in your society and give them the same respect, honour and rights that the rest get? Answers are not known but what I know is that since this world was created, masculinity has been the only gender which is respected, honoured and protected. And since, not even feminity in this world is considered coequal to masculinity till date, then how can we expect another gender to gain acceptance so early and easily. Masculinity and its norms are to be blamed. Neither do they do good for the rest nor do they let the rest live peacefully. Whenever we see LGBT people around, the first reaction we get from masculinity is abuses and disgust for them. You need not be surprised because even feminity is abused by masculinity, till date. The point is that since this world is created masculinity overpowers everything- feminity, animals, plants, nature and now even the LGBT people. How would you feel when somebody abuses you for your choices? You feel disgusted and abuse that particular person because whatever choices you are making has nothing to do with the rest of the world, then why such bigotry for LGBT people? They have made their choices regarding their gender, so back-off! Your opinion in every matter is not required, understand that! They want to live freely, want to give their children a life as you would have planned for yours, they want to live in a world of equality, just respect them and before commenting on them the next time, think again, because you don’t possess the rights to talk absurdly about anybody and as said before, your opinion is not always required! Don’t let your obstinate and mulish thoughts to bother someone else. Let them live. Let them flourish. Set them free.
About the Author: This article is contributed by Atima Dhall, our intern. Atima is an under-graduate from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee college, Delhi University. She aims to conquer the world with her writing and sights at instigating people to differentiate between black and white,i.e. justice and bigotry. With immense optimism and buoyancy, she scrutinizes her society and intends to work for its betterment through her writing.