Saurabh Sharma is a passionate writer, theatre artist and public speaker. Currently working as a content marketer. He's a freelance journalist at Palimpsest Publishing House for their monthly issue, The Equator Line and writes on Youth Ki Awaaz about the stifling environment of LGBTQIA+ community in India.
In my last article, I tried to articulate the primary definition of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. I had, in my mind, this thought to write a follow-up article, which shall deal with 'Gender' in more detail because it needs special attention (without a doubt it is a sophisticated topic).
Just after I came out as Gay, I received a lot of requests from the closeted friends, whom I knew earlier, and they still are closeted. They just ‘wanted-to-talk-to-me,’ and that was good enough a reason to be in touch. But they came out to me on messenger, telling me when they ‘felt-like-gay’ or ‘I knew from the beginning but whom to tell’ kind of messages.