He didn't expect it to turn into a nightmare. We met on Grindr, exchanged numbers, photos and quickly moved to WhatsApp," Apoorv said. Two more men joined them and he was forcibly taken to an unknown location where he was raped and robbed. Apoorv was suicidal for many months that followed. The year-old had then somehow managed to take an auto to reach a friend, a doctor.
Homosexuality in India has been a subject of discussion from ancient times to modern times. Hindu texts have taken positions regarding the homosexual characters and themes. Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were not necessarily considered inferior in any way until about 18th century during British colonial rule. There are no official demographics for the LGBT population in India, but the government of India submitted figures to the Supreme Court in , according to which, there were about 2. These figures are only based on those individuals who have self-declared to the Ministry of Health.
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Pakistan is not the kind of place that most people would associate with gay liberation. But some say the country is a great place to be gay - even describing the port city of Karachi as "a gay man's paradise". Underground parties, group sex at shrines and "marriages of convenience" to members of the opposite sex are just some of the surprises that gay Pakistan has to offer.