Superiorly Stupid Question Feb02

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Superiorly Stupid Question

Superiorly stupid questions I come across as a LGBT rights supporter with answers and explanations.

Ever since I started supporting rights of LGBTs, I have been confronted with quite a few exceedingly hilarious questions.

1. What???!! There are people ‘like this’ in Kerala also?

You mean people with a different sexual orientation or gender identity than the traditionally defined ones?

Yes. The fact that they are not visible in our society shows how non-progressive and non-inclusive we happen to be. Nothing to be proud of.

2. Oh God!! You have gay friends?? I have never seen one in my life.

Too bad. Chances are you never will. They’re too awesome to be friends with you.

Homosexuals are human. You haven’t seen humans? Oh right! You only see heterosexuals. Please tell me how you have this

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3. I saw your photograph where you hold the “I am gay” sign. Will you be arrested by the police?

We enjoy the freedom of speech and expression under article 19 of the constitution.

(I think you should be stripped of your citizenship rights for asking this question. But ya. Freedom of speech & expression= freedom to ask stupid questions too.)

4. If a person is openly homosexual and found in sharing a private space with a person of the same gender, can’t he/she be arrested?

Here’s the explanation. (Read in Malayalam film star Suresh Gopi’s voice)

IPC section 377. Unnatural offences: Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and also be liable to fine

Interpretation: Though devised to criminalize and prevent homosexual sex, the ambit of section 377 extends to any sexual union involving penile insertion. Thus, even consensual heterosexual acts such as oral sex and anal penetration may be punishable under this law.

Anyone could be arrested. Not just homosexuals. This is why you should join us in the effort to rid our nation of this outdated law that is incompatible with fundamental rights and lacks logic in any shape, size or form.

(Just remember that)

5. Homosexuals and transgenders are different? I thought they were all the same.

Every person is unique and has a unique gender identity and sexuality. Sexuality and gender roles are not monolithic. You and your best friend won’t have identical sexual interests and preferences (even if both of you are heterosexual and of the same gender). Just broaden this spectrum a little more and you will be able to see lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders- everyone.

So yes. We are all the same. We are all human.