We have to seek strength from each other and our lived experiences. We have to give up self-hate and embrace self-love.
This judgement has struck down the law, but hasn't guaranteed social acceptance for queer folks. There is still a lot to learn and unlearn.
The scrapping of Section 377 will hopefully enable Indians in smaller cities to shed the burden of societal stigma a little faster.
It is something of an achievement to receive justice in our country.
In contemporary, post-colonial India, Section 377 is used for arbitrary detention, interrogation, extortion, harassment and rape. Homophobia isn't just a colonial trait.