“My parents thought there was something wrong with me because I wasn’t living my life the way they wanted. I didn’t fit the mold,” Bhatt explained. “They told me that I would eventually get an arranged marriage to a man.”
On September 10, the Indian queer resource group Nazariya helped Bhatt escape his family. The activists also provided Bhatt with legal counsel and shelter.
That’s when things got complicated. Bhatt’s parents filed a complaint with the local police. Bhatt and supporters said his father, who he says is relatively wealthy and well-connected, used his power and influence to harass the activists.
This needs more notes. Where’s all the white feminists when real shit goes down?