By Priyarupa Sinha ( L&T-MHPS)
Today, I am no longer illegal.
State will no longer intrude in my personal matters ,
It will no longer dictate my personal choices,
It will no longer challenge my sexual orientation.
Today , my fundamental right is finally recognized.
Today , my fear and pain ended.
I will no longer be seen as a criminal now ,
I will no longer hide my homosexuality ,
I will no longer be mocked for my prolonged struggle.
Today , my respect and dignity is restored.
Today , I only hope for a receptive audience .
For it’s time for attitudes to change ,
it’s time to eliminate the stigma faced over the years ,
it’s time to empower us against any discrimination.
Today , I hope for a complete equality.