LGBT community gets its first music video

The LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders) community now has a music video titled Head Held High which focuses on love and acceptance as the central theme.

The music video was released recently by Anjali Gopalan of Naz Foundation -- which actively supported the LGBT community while leading the legal battles earlier in the Delhi High Court, and now at the Supreme Court, against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, criminalising gay sex.
The music video, directed by Payal Shah and produced by Sharif D Rangnekar, features nine people from different walks of life -- two from the LGBT community -- bringing out the different emotions of a human being, be it despondency, confusion, frustration, confidence, joy and triumph, reports IANS.
“The very idea to work around this concept was a big thrill as it reflected my inner self -- free spirited and comfortable in my own skin. Acceptance, judgement, norms, society etc are constricting formats and this video aims to break through these very layers and emerge liberated. I feel even more empowered today! Empowered and liberated,” Shah said in a statement.
Producer Rangnekar, who also wrote the lyrics to ‘Head Held High’, said: “The video is about emotions with love at the centre. When it comes to love, it can be anyone! That is what we wish to say and hopefully people will understand that.”

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