Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy for them

It has finally happened.

And I am very happy for the homosexual community. Years ago, as a teenager - I was introduced to homosexuality in the worst way possible. I was accosted by gays in parks, in elevators, on the road and even in railway reservation queues. Every homosexual I met, wanted to have me. So it was only natural for me to look at them with suspicion, disgust and even fear.

But of late my perception changed as I met normal, regular people like you and I who just happened to be gay. The more I spoke to them, I realized that there was nothing wrong with them - they just happened to be wired differently if I may put it that way. At the end of the day, it was just a matter of choice - like choosing butter chicken over pizza.

I am glad that my perception changed, because the ones I know today happen to be good friends. And I am glad that the powers to be today recognize their freedom of choice. A big 'up for the gay community, and a big 'up for the Indian judiciary. Now lets just hope that there are others around who change their perception about them, the way I changed.

3 comments:

unsungpsalm said...

Oh eek!
Apologies on behalf of the gay community for attempting to molest you! I'm quite ashamed of them myself!


Oh, and I don't think gays would choose butter chicken over Pizza.
Actually, they'd choose neither.

And skinless chicken, please.

nomad said...

@unsungpslam - no need for the apology, i realised that such people were few and far between - maybe i was just hot looking then ;-)

coming to the chicken - i guess you misunderstood me. i was just referring to the freedom of choice, just as one can choose what he or she wants to eat, one should also be able to choose their partner... that's all

Sidhusaaheb said...

'Wired differently' is the key phrase here, I believe.

They should not be penalised simply because their brains are wired differently.

I don't think it is as much a matter of choice as it is of a different genetic code that leads to a different behavioural pattern.