FOR OUR GAY TRAVELERS
India is particularly fascinating for gay travelers. From the time of the British Raj until 2018, homosexuality was illegal in India. In 2017 and 2018, it was made legal.
One of the special friends you will meet is Aman Nath, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit which overturned the law against homosexuality in India.
Gay life has begun to flourish, particularly in the larger cities. While there are few gay bars, gay life is lived in one-night parties in clubs across Delhi and other larger cities. You find them online—Scruff and Grindr are good sources—as are the gay friends Phil will introduce you to.
Gay life still has challenges in India. Most young men live at home until about age 25 – 30. They are expected to marry at the end of that time and have their bride move in with them to the family home. (The bride’s job then becomes to take care of the mother-in-law.) So, prior to age 30, many young Indian gay men are on Grindr and Scruff meeting friends and partners.