Shivam / India
“Hi, I’m Shivam from India. I’m gay and proud of it. There’s nothing that I would change about myself. But my country and my parents would never agree to that. Where homosexuality is a crime in India and on the other hand if do tell my parents about me, especially my dad, he’ll kill me. No doubts. I had an abusive childhood, filled with broken bones and bleeding nose since I was little kid. I have been beaten to the ground by my own dad for petty things such as being clumsy as a kid. So, if I do tell him you get the picture.
I’m not afraid of him, but I’m scared for my life. I’m who I am. Don’t want to change anything about me and wants to live.
This me raising my voice against stupid prejudices against love.”