#PODCAST: Gay & Indian Is Still Dangerous

KOLKATA, INDIA - DECEMBER 11: A LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) member in front of Academy of Fine Arts during a protest after Supreme court upholds section 377 of IPC, on December 11, 2013 in Kolkata, India. India's Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex on that could see homosexuals jailed for up to ten years in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world's biggest democracy. The apex court set aside the decision of the Delhi high court, which had in 2009 decriminalized sexual relation between persons belonging to same sex. Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC makes gay sex a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The case of being gay and Indian, the case of  being from two minorities in South Africa is not easy.

Here I explain how the situation has not changed for LGBT individuals within the Indian societal fabric. However I broke through, I took a leap of faith and I am happy.

I want my story to be the story of other LGBT Indians who can have a tale to share, one of love and happiness.

Thank you to South Africa’s only gay/lesbian radio station Gay SA Radio for sharing the story with their listeners.

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