The debate is on. I feel very close to India and it’s my country of choice. I realize though that with my liberal Western attitude I wouldn’t be loved back with the same enthusiasm. This becomes obvious to me in the discourse of homosexuality, for instance. I am heterosexual but I feel very strongly that one should have the choice to be who you are regarding your sexuality, without repercussions and prosecution unless you are HARMING an individual. I don’t condone pederasts and rapists and the law should protect the individual from these kind of offenders. However to criminalize consensual sexual practices among adults, I don’t think the state has a right to dictate that. Homosexuality exists as long as humanity does. The early cradles of civilization offer a glimpse. It was practiced in Ancient Greece and Rome and no, those civilizations didn’t collapse because of it, but states getting ahead of themselves thinking they can control the world.
I am trying hard with my blog to stick to Bollywood movies and topics, so please forgive me for occasional transgressions.
I truly hope that the government in India will find it in their hearts to be tolerant towards individuals who don’t fit the mold. I would hope Indian filmmakers come forward and start making statements and give Gay Rights a voice.