Richa Chadha wants to bring people from LGBT community into mainstream

Richa Chadha

Mumbai – 10
March, 2019. Actress Richa Chadha feels that society needs to bring people from
LGBT community into mainstream so that they can grow in their lives.

Richa
Chadha was at Humsafar Trust

Richa Chadha was interacting with the media at the inauguration of first integrated community based art centre & holistic LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community clinic at The Humsafar Trust on Thursday in Mumbai.

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Talking
about how people from LGBT community are flourishing in films and other
artistic communities, Richa said,

“When our
Supreme Court overturned a law criminalizing gay sex that time, you must have
seen that many bollywood celebrities welcomed that verdict. Bollywood in fact is
such an industry where people from LGBT community are flourishing and there is
a lot of acceptability in film industry for people who belong to this
community.”

Society
need to bring people LBGT community into mainstream

Richa added
that now society need to bring people LBGT community into mainstream, she said,

“I think not
only in film community but in every kind of artistic community whether its
fashion designing, make-up or painting, people from LGBT community has been
accepted but we just need to bring them into mainstream so that they can grow
in their lives Some people say some ridiculous things that it’s a one kind of
disease so, people who make such kind of statements should be fined so that,
they will talk with some sense.”

Talking
about how portrayal of LGBT community has evolved in Hindi films over the
years, Richa said, “Earlier, when people didn’t have enough information about
the issue so, they often used to stereotype people from LGBT community in a
comical characters and I feel that is slowly coming to an end. They have been
given importance in our ecosystem and society because now writing in films is
getting better. There are all kind of biases that we all have grown up with so,
I feel we all have to learn and evolve. I always feel that it’s our
responsibility as a society to keep absorbing information and purifying our own
hearts and consciousness and see how we can come together and move as a whole
because these are very stupid distinctions.”

Sharing her
feeling attending inauguration of first integrated community based art centre
& holistic LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community
clinic at The Humsafar Trust, Richa said, “I am really happy to be here. I feel
its proud moment for all us when our country has decriminalized homosexuality
but still, we have a long way to go as people are ready to fight for their
further rights. There are still a lot of myths and misunderstandings about
gender and sexuality in our country. We have been told some pointless things
about it while we are growing up so, I am really happy that this clinic is now
opened up so, people can come here without any fear and stigma to discuss their
issues.”

Richa praised
 Humsafar Trust

Richa also
praised staff of The Humsafar Trust for their work, she said,

“The
Humsafar Trust has created an environment over here where they (LGBT –
community) don’t feel judged which is really important thing when you belong to
minority community because they feel afraid that they will be bullied or they
will not get jobs or house for living. I am so overwhelmed to see the stellar
work that staff of The Humsafar Trust has done for so many years and that too
in a country where there are lots of wrong perceptions. It’s an uphill task but
I am sure they are going to achieve their goals.”

Richa Chadha
next will be seen onscreen in films like ‘Section 375’, ‘Shakeela’ and ‘Panga’.

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