Hindu scriptures have discussed the existence of a third gender (trtīya prakrti) alongside the genders of male and female. The third gender includes LGBTQ and has as many as 20 variations. The recognition of all the three genders have been found in Hindu medical texts, texts of jurisprudence and soteriological texts. This informs Hindus to not measure human dignity and worth by sexual orientation, fertility or the features of our body and instead to respect all beings. Hence Hinduism promotes a happy and cohesive society where no one feels harmed and instead our differences are respected.