Who is Celina Jaitley? A successful beauty queen? A not-so-successful Bollywood actress? An activist for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community?.......Her visible and vociferous backing of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community after section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was modified was also seen by her industry friends as crossing a thin line. “They backed out. They felt they shouldn’t be around someone like me, someone who is fighting for gays. They just withdrew from my life... some very close friends. That hurt. Those who have been supportive, they too haven’t come out, because LGBT is not a very diplomatic cause to support. When we become Miss Indias and Miss Universes, we always keep talking about world peace. But how many actually go and do something about it? The way the LGBT community is treated in India is a violence against human rights and this is my way of making a difference.”....
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 12/01/2009 07:34:00 PM