After the SC Verdict, this boy came out in front of the world and his parents with a FB post
The Supreme Court has decided to do away with Section 377 and decriminalised homosexuality in India. This is something huge for the whole country and the LGBT community can freely embrace who they are now. The verdict has been welcomed whole-heartedly all over India with people dancing to the tunes of drums and much more.
And in a heartwarming Facebook post, 25-year-old Arnab Nandy came out to the world with the blessing of his parents.
The boy posted a long and heart-touching note on the social networking platform with a photo of himself sitting alongside his parents. In the photo, we can see his mother kissing him on his cheek while his father holds a placard which reads ‘My son is not a criminal anymore’.
He further added:
“Sexuality is a part of your identity and not your identity. Everyone takes their own time to accept themselves thereafter its a journey of self-awareness and owning your personality traits.”
He also mentioned that his parents gave him full support and a positive reaction which gave him all the more strength to come out in front of the world.
“As I entered my home mom and dad gave me a tight hug and said, ‘Congratulations, son now it’s legal’, and I couldn’t help but let out tears of joy.”
But he believes that this is just the start and there’s work to be done in the future.
“The next step is awareness so that we live in harmony along with our fellow Indians. We still have a very long way to go to reach a state where we see same-sex marriage in India.”
He also said:
“We are not asking for sympathy but a safe and friendly place to live in harmony. Our lack of awareness, our assumptions, ignorance and phobias are killing our closeted friends. Let’s get to know about the LGBTQ community so that’s we don’t unintentionally be insensitive to our dear friends.”
You can check his Facebook post here:
He did not forget to thank all the people who helped make this dream a reality. From his friends in college who were always supportive to his parents who told him to go broadcast his sexuality proudly.