In my early 20s I remember hiding behind the term ‘bi’ for a while & then eventually coming to terms with the fact that I only really do like boys.
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I came out to myself somewhere between seventh and ninth grade; it’s a bit fuzzy and I think it happened in pieces.
My first girlfriend outed me when we were 13. I told her that I loved her. She asked me what I meant by that – whether I loved her in the same way a guy loves a girl.
Whoring for a cause is something that all of us should engage in, though the flip side is that people would brand you as using the cause for getting famous.
My ex girlfriend who was apparently straight and was always discreet about our relationship always introduced me to her friends/family as her “Gay Best Friend”. At first I was pretty cool about it but after a certain point it was one of the major reasons for our break up.
Bangalore, the beginning of winter. The days are shorter, the monsoon leaves its last spells of wet love on every roof, tree and head covered with dense hair. A chilly …
This is a dialogue, this is a conversation that I have in my mind every single day of the week, only difference is, today I have an audience.
So allow …
From Queer Coolie’s love of cooking to Tappy’s addiction to massages to Lady Jughead’s love of all things descriptive… we present our triple bill. Three stories with different perspectives…erotica, romance, and much banter to tease your senses!
In the beginning when I came out they were angry but slowly slowly they were ok and now currently they all are fine with it. But on the other hand, my mom still thinks that this is a disease and one day I’ll become normal. (Straight)
US based Maharashtrian couple Sameer and Amit share their story in this edition of Jab We Met. They are together for seven years, got married a year ago, in an elaborate Indian wedding and now lead a happy and fulfilled life in the Midwest.
Mrs. Keya Ghosh is a lawyer with the High Court at Calcutta. She has been a professor of English Literature at various colleges, as well as a lecturer in law. She is also a LGBTQI Rights Activist, and is one of the petitioners in the Parents’ petition against Section 377,presented at the Supreme Court of India.
Debjyoti Ghosh is a Human Rights Lawyer, who has been into Marginalized people’s Rights Activism for the last five years. He has just completed his LLM in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization, and is looking forward to plunging back into activism.
Thankfully I have been fortune not to experience homophobia first hand. But have heard friend (not the ones I am out to) pass snide comments about LGBT community in general though.
Relationships are all about communication. We don’t leave things for the other person to guess. We speak our minds and don’t prolong an argument beyond a certain point. We have set our priorities of our professions, parents and life. Both of us understand and appreciate the other person’s view point. We also have great friends, mix of straight & gay, who make our life nicer.
Amy Shah and Amanda Pyron are partners in an interracial same sex relationship in the United States. Amy is a first generation Indian-American, her parents are Gujarati. Amy and Amanda have a 19 month son, Evan. Ms. Shah and Ms. Pyron had a commitment ceremony in Chicago in 2007 and later obtained legal domestic partner status in Washington, DC.
The biggest challenge is just figuring out how to be together. We started in a long distance relationship with her in Dubai and me here in India; now she’s here and I’m here, but there’s always my visa to consider. It’d be the same if Queen came to the US, just in reverse.
Legally recognized marriages between same-sex couples will have a transformative impact not just on the lives of the couples themselves but also on our society. Achieving marriage equality at the federal level is a non-negotiable for both of us.
Vega and I engaged in a butch-femme exercise. But instead of the two being on opposite sides of the same continuum, we saw them as two separate continuums.
We got married at the Seattle Aquarium. We had 155 guests. Mala’s sister officiated, Mala’s mother performed an Aarati and Vega’s father read a poem he’d written for the occasion. We also managed to engage the services of a local pundit to perform the ceremony itself.
Mala and Vega are huge icons for the Desi LGBT community in the U.S, but their early lives were similar to those of many south-Asian queer kids. Growing up in “typical” South Indian, Tamilian families in the U.S, they had incredibly painful childhoods. They both grew up thinking that something was wrong with them and even wondered if they deserved to be alive. Vega never thought she could actually come out to her parents.