The LGBTQIA+ community is one of the oldest communities having the pursuit of its rights dating back to 1924. In the times past, they have not been able to express themselves due to fear and the stereotypes that surround their identity. To raise awareness and take a step towards ending the stigma that surrounds the community, PU’s Faculty of Social Work in partnership with Lakshya Trust & Vikalp recently organized a fashion show which acted as a platform for the students to freely express themselves. This event was also in celebration of pride month which commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, as well as the accomplishments of LGBTQIA individuals.
The fashion show attracted members and supporters from different parts of the city. The show was infused with LGBTQIA+ representation, with the models, designers, hair & makeup artists, dancers, and choreographers, all being members of the community The show highlighted small businesses and talents owned by the transgender community with an aim to break the taboos and misconceptions surrounding them. PU continues to facilitate awareness, sensitization, and dialogue to mainstream transgender issues among its students