Watch our Pride Month special video : What happened when I came out to my parents
The world is commemorating 50 years of the Stonewall Riots - a watershed moment in the history of LGBTQ rights movement.
In India, despite the landmark judgment of decriminalising same-sex relationships between consenting adults, equality remains a distant dream.
In this video, we talk to Suraj, who is currently working in Bombay. He tells us how he explored his sexuality and accepted that he is neither straight nor bisexual, as he had initially thought but gay.
We also talked to an environment lawyer Ikshaku, who decided to break the glass ceiling and went on to become one of India's first drag queens.