How did you celebrate? How did you feel?
6th September is my sister's birthday so it's always a good day for me :)
Awww, so cute!!
It was liberating, nervous and filled with joys and tears. I remenber 7th Sept 2018 was the first time came out to my bestie and then there was no going back...
Ikr!!! That day just felt like hope, I really hope someday we get to legalize "Queer love" as well!!!
Sep 6th, 2018, I was in grade eight. I saw it on the news, folx celebrating with Rainbow flags and posters, I could get the idea of what they were trying to convey, and I thought to myself, maybe I am not the only one who feels this way (not straight). It felt like hope.🌻🌻🌻
I was back in Phagwara Punjab on a social detox for some time but that day I got back on all the social media sites I possibly could - Facebook, Insta, Twitter, whatsapp and more, and I was glued to the TV. I was away from people who cared about it at all. I thought I would cry but then thought I wouldn't. I was not out. But when the judgement came out - I just couldn't stop myself from happy crying so much. I was worried someone would come in the room and how would I explain my emotions on the judgement. That day I couldn't stop myself from telling my parents about it in as best non-chalant way as I could. I remember my father telling me "Ye galat hua" and Mum at best being distant about it.
Now both of them are pure supporter of me and the community. Makes me realise how far have I come and I am grateful for it. :)
It's heartwarming to hear that your parents have become strong advocates. It's incredible to see how you've evolved and how your loved ones have also grown to support you and the LGBTQ+ community. . Keep shining your light, and may your journey continue to inspire positive change and acceptance. 😊🌈
6th September, 2018 has a special place in my Life. It was only in Jan 2018 that I had moved to Gurgaon and had started accepting myself and exploring dating apps. On 11th August 2018 I met Bunty (my partner) for the first time and something had clicked. Cut to 6th September, we both were anxious about the decision, we were constantly on chat, together waiting for the verdict.
"Has it come yet?" I would ask him every 5 min as I was working.
And somewhere around the afternoon he called me to tell that they have decriminalized it and I can't even tell how happy I felt. We were both on the call, silently letting it sync in. I wasn't out to anybody at that time and nor did I have any queer friends except Bunty, but I so wish I had some allies and a community like this at that time so that I could express my joy, hug somebody tight, cry with them and dance my heart out.
But I am glad that over the years my bond with Bunty grew even more and recently we celebrated our 5th anniversary ❤️. I am out to all my close friends, my elder sister and also came out to my mom last week and it went so smooth that I didn't expect it. 😭
I have beautiful communities like FC where I have met some amazing people from the queer community, have together streamed the proceedings of marriage equality case, attended my first pride parade recently.
Wow! Where did it start and how far have I come, how far have we come as a community.
Happy 6/9 to everybody! 🌈
We shouldn't forget that this fight of equality and freedom was never easy and it's not over yet. We have a long way to go. 🌻
Wowww....this message is so heartening!!! 💛💛💛As the younger generation, we are always grateful for the pioneers who fought to decriminalize Sec 377, I still remember watching the news and seeing people celebrate with Rainbow flags🏳🌈 when I was in 8th grade, gave me so much hope. Thank you for sharing this @Rishab Goel and Congratulations on your 5th anniversary, may you folx have many more happy years together🌻🌻🌻