The research conducted for this study consisted primarily of personal interviews with members of the LGBT community. Researchers interacted with individuals belonging to different sexual minorities who described their lives before and after 2 July 2009. The findings of the interviews were compiled and correlated along with similar studies conducted in other parts of the world to provide a global picture, showing that decriminalization consistently leads to a rise in the level of social acceptance, and more importantly, self-acceptance of sexual minorities. This impact assessment is the first of its kind in India and provides valuable first-hand accounts of LGBT life pre- and post-decriminalization. The findings of this report clearly show that the Delhi High Court judgment has positively impacted the LGBT community and has improved the quality of life of sexual minorities. The report was published in March 2012.