July 7th, 2006

Age of Innocence

What we give up, to keep ourselves

From a news article:
MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian prince has been disowned by his family after he publicly announced he was gay in a country where homosexuality is outlawed by a 145-year-old law. [link to article]
But that's not why I posted this article. It's because of something he said further down:
But Gohil, 40, who announced he was gay this year, says he has found happiness among Gujarat's gay community and is not interested in his inheritance. "I could not have lived a lie forever," he told Reuters on Friday.
It always amazes me what people give up in order to be true to themselves. And this is a prime example of someone willing to give everything up, including title and riches, to be true to himself.