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Indian culture and history is long and extremely vast: but it is a culture known to be accepting and inclusive. Homosexuality is considered to be a modern fad, but that is nothing but a misunderstanding. Since 2nd Century in India, there are mentions of the Tritiya Prakriti, or the third sex. This group of people consisted of men and women who were attracted to the same sex and were accepted by society. The Khajuraho Temples, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana, all these are testaments to the existence of homosexuality in ancient times. Although homosexuality was not approved, it still existed.

In the late 17th and 18th century during the British Invasions and Colonization, the Victorian mindset of rigid binary sexual orientations were thrust upon the people of India. Anything other than opposite sex relations were deemed unnatural and ultimately penalized through Section 377.

In recent times however, India has started realizing that a sexual orientation is not a choice, yet proper education is still lacking. Through the iconic removal of Section 377, India has come a long way in defining clear boundaries between law and culture.