Ally-ship… Beyond Just Friendship

  1. Some of us, even if out to our friends, selectively, are eventually forced to (or decide to) marry. So, it’s always better to not speak about it without their permission because it might create trouble for them in their later life-decisions.
  2. India is not a very welcoming country, especially when homosexuality was illegal. People get blackmailed, bullied, trolled. So it’s better not to spread the news like wildfire because you never know where it’ll reach.
  3. Some people are out to their friends but not their parents. The #1 reaction, still, parents give to their ward’s alternative sexuality is that they’ll disown them. Can you imagine being disowned just because of who you are? Aren’t your parents paying for your education and marriage? Then do you think it’s fair that someone gets disowned because of who they are? More so because you told someone who said something in front of their parents?
  4. Workplace discrimination is still a thing. Even though in the Pride Month (June) you’ll see all logos go rainbow 🌈, inside the work place, people are still fighting hard to fit in, not be discriminated against, and not lose opportunities for growth just because of their sexuality.

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