India’s LGBTQ+ community face domestic violence and pressure to ‘convert’ squib

Recently, Anjana Hareesh came out as a queer person to her family. The admission prompted her parents to forcibly place her in a “de-addiction centre”, where she was given a heavy course of medication, she said in a Facebook Live video on March 13. When she tried to resist, the workers there slapped her.Then exactly two months after posting the video, Hareesh was found hanging from a tree at a resort in Goa, India. She was 21.Hareesh’s friend, Gargi Harithakam, said she did not have any…
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