It wasn’t until he finished university that Rishi Agarwal found the courage to tell his parents he was gay.
When he was in high school, he knew of a gay Sikh student who committed suicide after coming out to his parents. And though he was aware of his feelings from a young age, he came to realise that he couldn’t change when he was university.
“It was a tough time for me,” said Agarwal, 35, an accountant by training, according to an article on scroll.in
“My parents were social butterflies, and in that time frame we were attending about 15 to 20 weddings in a year. I was very happy for my family friends. But it also struck home inside, the feeling that I am never going to have this – marry a person I love, and share that with my family and friends. It was hard to accept that was the reality.”
Asian Pacific Post