“I have spoken about this to a few friends from the Institute, but have never come out openly because I do think it’ll adversely affect my career here. I am yet to talk to my parents. It is a struggle sometimes, because my family has expectations about marriage and all that.”
Two years ago, an anonymous gay student at IIT Madras authored an article called Standard Deviation. It created waves instantly- someone had finally spoken out, and people were listening. For the first time ever, homosexuality in conservative IITM was a topic of public conversation.
This is a true story of a student currently studying at IIT Madras. Being the voice of the student body, T5E believes that it