I realised I was attracted to women when I was 12 years old. In school, this didn’t mean much, but by the time I reached college the attraction was very strong.
My family has no idea that I’m a lesbian. I haven’t told them because I know they think this is unnatural and will be devastated.
I have been dating men since last year for the sake of my parents. I don’t like it but there was no choice.
But after today’s verdict, I will confront my parents. I will also be able to approach girls more freely and hope to find the woman of my dreams soon.
I never thought that the verdict would be out so soon, and I am so happy. And, for once, I am really proud of my government.
For the gay community, I think the euphoria is almost as much as when India received Independence in 1947.
I also think gay marriages should be legalised, as all are equal in the eyes of God and it is our fundamental right not to be discriminated against.
(As told to Beryl Menezes)