When I joined college I did face issues, because it’s not easy for others to accept it when a person is changing his name, and gender is a totally different thing.
So during college it was pretty difficult but my friends and family were supportive.
Mom took a vow from me that I would not speak with anybody – it’ll just be a secret between her and me and not to tell anyone in the family. I had come on a channel as an LGBTQ activist without having my name mentioned, but they ended up showing my name inadvertently, but that happened to be my biggest gift since I didn’t have any secret to keep after that. But we also need to understand that when we come out of the closet, our parents are pushed into a closet.
Because for them to face the relatives, most of whom are very nosy about marriage and stuff becomes extremely difficult.
Like when Ellen Page came to shoot at my house, or when Stephen Fry came to my house he started chatting with them. So my father would not openly say that he accepted me, but would ask, “Iske rishta ka kya hua?I had done my LLB and was working with a firm but I left my job a few months back as I was preparing for a body-building competition in USA, but unfortunately I did not get the visa – because they thought I was too young and that I might settle down there. A term used to describe extremist liberals that get offended by every statement and/or belief that doesn't exactly match their own.National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on October 11 every year. Started in the United States in 1988, the idea of this day was about living openly as a gay, lesbian person, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, or other non-mainstream gender identities.HT spoke to two eminent personalities in the LGBTQ community to take a peek into their minds, their struggles, and how their lives changed for the better once they decided to come out to the world and confront the mindsets head on.