Living and Loving in Bom-gay of the ’90s

Social Commentary

Living and Loving in Bom-gay of the ’90s

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré

I

grew up in the slums of Golibar in Mumbai without the slightest clue that I was gay. I knew I liked men, I knew I was different and I had words like chakka, hijra, and gud hurled at me for years. All through my growing years, I was simply alone in my weirdness, unable to talk to anyone about what I was going through.

Until the party.

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