Today's Underreported Fact:
India is one of the world's only countries to have decriminalized and then re-criminalized homosexuality.
Introducing the Resource:
Read the text and view the photo gallery at "Images Exploring What It's Like to Be Part of India's Queer Community"
- What difficulties might LGBTQ+ people face after this re-criminalization?
- Why do you think the journalists chose to tell this story through portraits?
- How do journalists respect their subjects' privacy, and why is that important?
- What feelings do you get from these images? What about the images creates those feelings?
Research challenges LGBTQ+ people face in your community. How are these challenges similar to and different from the challenges LGBTQ+ people are facing in India?
Using Naughton and Singh's photos as inspiration, take three portraits of a classmate: one showing their whole face, one partially anonymous, and one completely anonymous.
Choose one LGBTQ+ right (i.e. marriage, employment nondiscrimination) and create a map or timeline showing when that right was granted in each U.S. state. Note any states in which it still has not granted. You can alternatively research different countries' laws.