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  • 24 Jun 2018, Free Press Journal

Pride Month 2018: Getting LGBTQ into the mainstream

Sonia, a transgender, was forced into prostitution at the age of 10 due to her mother’s health. A boy until a few years ago, her boyfriend gang-raped her and threw acid on her, leaving her to die, when he found out she was transitioning. Today, Sonia has overcome the anguish and runs a beauty salon, fulfilling a long-cherished dream. But Sonia’s journey has been far from easy.

For despite discussions about diversity, most organisations hesitate to employ and openly support the LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) community. And yet, there are some, trying to make a difference.

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About The LaLiT Hotels

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.

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