LOUNGE WEB OPINION: Satyamev Jayate and Section 377
By all means, normalize, aspire, study, work, seek acceptance. But do know that this is not the only successful way of living a queer life
Satyamev Jayate is Sanskrit for truth alone triumphs. But try as we might, there is barely ever a truth that can be told while another isn’t being simultaneously suppressed. First things first, however. The episode of Satyamev Jayate which aired on 19 October showed that the time was ripe for change—it is possible for people to be gay, lesbian, hijra and a woman after a sex-change operation, and still be loved and accepted by friends, family and society. It showed that it is possible to live similar lives of dread, fear and pain.