While the success of inclusion and diversity policies in any workplace will eventually depend on the strength of execution and adoption, it is true that more Indian employers are actively making efforts towards including people of all genders and orientations.
The approach to creating LGBTQ friendly workplaces has to be multi-pronged. First, employers must understand the scope of the law while going beyond the basic minimums offered by it, to create inclusive policies for all employees, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Second, every organization needs to build a culture of inclusion through engaging gender sensitization programs. Finally, it is important to have a culture of learning, where policy-makers learn from the community as well as allies, and have conversations, rather than taking a unidirectional approach.