The gay world, with its emphasis on youthful good looks and hip fashion trends can be a cold and unwelcoming place for those who are no longer young. For many, aging is a frightening concept, something to be denied, fought against and held at bay for as long as possible. Botox, collagen injections and cosmetic surgery, our obsession with youth seems to know no bounds. In so many ways, being old and gay is one big taboo subject, a topic to be shunned and avoided at all costs. But age, like the future, cannot be avoided; like it or not, it is something that will come all too soon. Research is really only beginning to uncover what it means to be older and LGBT.
Despite taboo in India, even gay people want an arranged marriage
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It was only a matter of time. Websites set up to arrange marriages in India are very specialised these days, catering to specific groups: for the divorced, the disabled, top civil servants, cancer survivors, and for those who are HIV-positive. Her final thesis was on gay and LGBT issues and that was when she realised that many gays in India wanted to marry. Homosexuality remains a big taboo in India and sex between people of the same gender is a crime. Gay marriages have no legal status.
This article analyzes the evolution of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage in American public opinion. It describes how Obergefell v. Hodges, state-level decisions and the public opinion trends can be considered as the outcome of a grassroots coordinated campaign which began more than a decade ago and was able to conquer the majority of Americans.
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