I Am A Gay Infosys Techie. What It Took For Me To Come Out
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I was even not aware of terms like "homosexuality" or "orientation" as no one was talking about such things around me. Instead, the words I knew were "gay" and "porn". I found a website - gaybombay. I met gay activists, started dating a few people and tried my hand at modelling.
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Neither the life of a struggling male model nor a fresher in the software industry is easy. There were many instances of unwelcomed sexual approaches.
One person went so public against me on social media after I rebuffed him that it felt like an acid attack on my personality and identity and confidence. At 23, it was too much to handle. I thought because of this Section law, I would be jailed or harassed by the cops if I came out.
That incident literally shook me and I left Mumbai city and got a job in Bangalore. I decided I will not date any more men and cut all connections with the queer community for seven long years.
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I made myself believe that my orientation was a mistake. I went to church regularly and was taught that those who support queers are liars and sinners. I was advised by priests to confess my sins and start a new life.
I slowly realized I was not happy and I was ruining and scarring others' lives too.
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Once I came out to my family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, they slowly started accepting me. I am extremely lucky to have a lot of wonderful people around me who embraced and accepted my true identity. I decided to give voice to my community in whatever way I can. So I talk publicly and to the press about my orientation to express my solidarity towards my community, but I go back to my room crying for my parents who are also suffering due to their concern for me.
I hope one day, they will be brave enough to feel peace upon seeing me at the side of my future husband. I was starting my Permanent Residence PR work for migration to Canada like many other queer friends with the hope of living without prejudice there. But the news about revisiting Section gives me the hope that perhaps I won't have to leave my parents and go abroad and later regret for choosing my life over my parents' happiness.Infosys Campus in Bangalore
If the law is changed, I can stay back in India with my parents and find a suitable boy and settle down with him. I want an equal life without fear of discrimination and harassment. Tony Christopher, 33, works as Senior Technology Lead with Infosys Limited and is part of the Queer Professional Network, an independent group of professionals who work for the social welfare and rights of queer professionals in the corporate environment.
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. Well over a century ago, the Scots who gave India its jute industry fashioned their mills in the image of Dundee.
The Tatas built a whole city called Jamshedpur; and created a model for the integrated townships of the post public sector. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, turned to the Sanchi stupa for inspiration and so a Buddhist shrine became the symbol of India's nuclear energy.
The post-industrial phenomenon that is IT industry lends itself to a new creation as it were. While its contemporaries - I-Flex, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens have all added to the Bangalore skyline in recent months are thinking vertical, Infosys has taken the horizontal path.
To some degree the "world's largest integrated software complex" formally inaugurated by Nortel Networks Chief Operating Officer COO Clarence Chandran on October 31 - is glass and chrome, thanks to the Greek philosopher-scientists who fathered mathematics. The idea of a vast expanse being conducive to thought and action probably goes back to Plato's Academy in ancient Athens.
The Hellenic amphitheatre that is a sort of outdoor conference room - in August, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori was introduced to the Infosys family here - is marked by a steel plaque bearing the facsimile of Pythagoras, the man who gave us a theorem and a new facet to geometry.
Simple living and high thinking may be a winning formula for an IT powerhouse but even Infoscians are allowed their indulgences. Each of the 4, personal computers - that's a ratio of 1.
With an average age of 24 though, the median musical preference at Infosys is decidedly more contemporary Beethoven and Bach have to coexist with Bon Jovi and the Beatles. The Leisure Indulgence park: Some 17, cups of coffee and tea are consumed here every day.
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Quenching thirst, soothing the greens, propelling the fountains: The Greek philosophers saw a synergy between physical exercise and mental exertion. Along with aquatics, Narayana Murthy and his techies recognise the virtues of their Rs 15 lakh gym - the size of half a dozen boxing rings - their mini-golf course, basketball and tennis courts, billiards and snooker tables and sauna.
To complete the health resort feeling, there's a touch of Amsterdam to internal transport.