My Story: I Was Attracted To A Boy But Throughout My Childhood I Silenced Myself And Pretended To Be Someone Else

The Logical Indian

November 23rd, 2016 / 10:15 AM

Source: Humans of Bombay

I always knew I had different preferences, but throughout my childhood, I silenced myself and pretended to be someone else. When my friends at school spoke about girls I felt uncomfortable.

When I was sexually attracted to a boy at 14, I tried my best to subdue it. I began to spend more time reading online, wondering if maybe I wasn’t the only one…and I wasn’t! It still took me 3 years to ‘come out’ to my parents— and they were devastated.

Over the next few years, we grew apart but I was determined to show them my world and at 21, I made my first gay-themed short film, ‘Logging Out’. I won an international award for it, but after watching that movie, the distance between my parents and me completely disappeared. We began to have healthy discussions about LGBT rights and when my relatives started bad mouthing me, I didn’t even need to say anything, my parents defended me the whole way.

I have organized a number of Gay Pride Parades, and my mother recently walked with a placard that read, ‘I am proud of my Gay Child’! — and that was the best feeling in the world!”


How have your relationships been so far?
“When I was 20, I lost my boyfriend in a car accident and that was a really difficult time for me. Since then there have been relationships, but for now I’m focusing on my career and the cause.”


What’s the dream?
“In a few years, I see myself marrying a good man in front of my family and friends in the traditional Indian way, hopefully. We’ll adopt children and a stray dog and grow old together, that’s the dream.”


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: I Went To The Psychiatrist With My Mother & Finally Knew That I Had A Problem, But It Was Okay

My Story: My Birth Wasn’t Celebrated, But Here I Am Celebrating Myself Every Single Day

My Story: Even Though I Was In Love With Her, I Was Ready To Let Her Go For Her Happiness

In School The Girls Called Me A ‘Slut’ Without Even Knowing My Story

My Story: I’m Muslim, He’s Hindu And His Parents Weren’t Okay With Us Getting Married

My Story: ❝ To The Mom You Always Were And The Father You Became; Happy Father’s Day, Maa. ❞

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Vijayapura: All Women Police Squad Set To Tackle The Increasing Menace Of Eve-Teasing

News

Dehradun Municipality Seals 1971 War Hero Lt Gen Hanut Singh’s Memorial, Ex-Servicemen Displeased

Get Inspired

From Living In A Cowshed To Winning Silver At 2014 Asian Games, Meet Khushbir Kaur

News

District Administration Rejects Yogi Government’s Plea To Withdraw 133 Cases On Muzaffarnagar Riots

News

Delhi CS Assault Case: Charge Sheet Filed Against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia And 11 AAP MLAs

Environment

This Independence Day, Let’s Free Our Earth Of Plastic

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.