Ravi grabs a table on the terrace of a dimly-lit café so that street noise can muffle our conversation. He is a gay man who cheats on his wife with other men. “This is my life,” he says. “Do I like it? No.” The 39-year-old sales agent, big-built and clean-shaven, receives several calls from men propositioning him for the evening. One caller, who has left his wife in a small town, now freely dates men in Delhi. “I’m not too keen on him,” says Ravi. “He isn’t careful, because his wife is so far away.”
Thousands of gay men in India are leading a double life. Marriages were often used as a cover when homosexuality was prohibited. After a decade-long legal battle, it was decriminalized in 2009. But family pressure reduces the changed law to a technicality. Parents force marriage at the cost of their children’s happiness, and sometimes their lives…read it at Huffington Post.