Same sex couples in India lack basic financial rights
No legal documentation to prove their union presents hurdles for LGBTQ+ partners
Lack of insurance coverage from partners means that LGBTQ+ Indians need to have a higher rate of savings
History owes an apology to members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families for the delay in removing the ignominy and ostracism they have suffered through the centuries," wrote justice Indu Malhotra, who was a part of the constitution bench judgment in the Navtej Singh Johar and others versus Union of India case. The 2018 judgment also found the antiquated Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to be unconstitutional in so far as it criminalized sexual minorities. LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, and refers to sexual minorities in their multiple variants.