People face violence of various forms such as physical, sexual, mental or emotional violence due to their sexual orientation or identity. It is important to identify this violence and reach out for help or to take action to stop the violence.

Violence Based on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

This explainer discusses specific instances of violence faced by people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Are Hijras transgender?

What can I do if I see a transgender person being arrested or harassed on the road?

What is Section 377 of Indian Penal Code?

What does sexual orientation mean?

As a queer person, who can I file a complaint against for rape or sexual violence under the law?

Is it a crime to be sexually intimate with someone of the same gender?

What do I do if someone harasses me or blackmails me on a dating site because I am an LGBTQ+ Person?

Which authority can I approach for help other than the police as an LGBTQ+ person?

What happens after filing the FIR as an LGBTQ+ Person?

What happens after I get arrested as an LGBTQ+ Person?

What are the cases in law that I can use while approaching the police?

My family has locked me in the house because I told them I am gay. What do I do?