Apurva Asrani announces 11 year relationship with partner on Facebook post Section 377 verdict
Four days after the Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict, writer Apurva Asrani officially announced his 11-year relationship with partner Siddhant
The Supreme Court's 6 September ruling of decriminalising homosexuality will be remembered as a historical moment for the country. The decision is a vindication of the LGBTQ community's relentless protests and campaigns. Four days after the deceleration, Apurva Asrani, screen-writer of films like Aligarh, Shahid and Simran, officially announced his 11-year relationship with partner Siddhant.
Asrani took to his Facebook account to make the announcement.
Immediately after the judgement, Asrani had celebrated it on Twitter.
At the stroke of the mid-day hour, as the conscience of many slept, India’s LGBTQ awoke to light & freedom. This moment came 71 years too late history, 71 yrs after our brethren attained freedom; but the soul of a community, long suppressed, has found utterance. Congratulations!
— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) September 6, 2018
Asrani, while talking confessed that he felt a sense of happiness after putting up a "brave front" despite facing years of discrimination. "When people cracked mean gay jokes, when housing societies threw me out, when my family felt humiliated for my personal choices. I cried because many of my friends and peers died before their time; they suffocated because this world didn’t let them be themselves even in their private spaces.” added the artist.
Asrani took off to Goa post the verdict to mark the event. Sharing celebratory pictures of his outing, he said it was their first day as "non-criminals".
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