I was there in January and then i didnt go there. To be honest i was not very comfortable with the place, i felt bit nervous when hundreds of guys staring at me. But i got few decent friends from my last visit like Surya, Vishnu, Rahul, Rohit, Sam etc... I went with Roz and we both enjoyed the scene. Suddenly i felt where i belong, my Gay world. Guys ages from 16 to 60 were there. College and school students, software engineers, government staffs, uncles, daddies even grandpa's...One good thing about the spot is no one will come and talk to you unless untill if you are giving them open signal. When i asked Sam about it he told me that most of the guys are afraid of being rejected. So only if they think you are interested in them they will never approach you. Well, it makes lot of meaning.
Trust me, I was never a dump ass. Guys in my college used to call me Cocky, Dont ask me why, ok?...So i wanted to be the same cocky this time when i visited Marina, last time i was so nervous that i didnt even look at anyone. Though there were several guys i found really attractive i was just there idle and went home empty handed... dump ass, isnt it?
I saw few friends whom i know before through guys4men.com. Teja is a classical dancer whom i met last year and we became good friends then. Though we both are never really physically attracted to each other, we had so many things to talk all the time. Teja liked the character Emmett in Queer as folks. I guess after watching the drama Teja wanted to imitate Emmett and tried to speak and walk like the way he did. I never into Campy gays, so i didnt encourage him on the subject. I also met another friend Pr who is a engineering student, we met long time back in Besant nagar beach, though we both liked each other we didnt meet again.
Onething i must say it is so wonderful to be with friends who are gays. You share a common platform and you never have to think and talk. If you visit Marina thrice you will easily find a group of friends, suddenly the world seems to be so Gay then. I have been to several major cities in India, but i must admit there is not one such Gay spot as Marina. According to my stats atleast 50,000 gays are living in Chennai, which i guess is a minimum guess. If i go by the stats of the World Health Organisation's 2.3 % gay population in India, then it crosses 2 Lakhs gays in Chennai. One of my straight friend recently told me that there is going to be a Gay pride rally in Chennai this year, i hope lot of transgenders will be on the scene, but participation of gays and bisexuals is doubtful. The funny part is that my straight friend knows this gay pride when i have no clue about it. Oh yeah, the world is so gay, now you know why i said Chennai sucks...
One of our regular follower Siva asked me to inform you guys about the dedicated gay section in Indian Express on every Saturday. Ofcourse i have known it earlier and been reading it for sometime. There is this one full page dedicated for LGBT issues, there is also a news column on the left, which will provide you the details of latest gay news in the world. Recent one is Swedish government passed a law to legalise Gay marriages. Dont ask me when it is going to happen in India, probably never, probably my grand son might marry his boyfriend (hopefully he is a gay).
As we all know that there are several countries approved Gay sex and marriages. Most of them are European countries. Recently in Iraq two gays were sentenced to imprisonment for involving in gay sex. Guys who would like to know more about countries which recognized Gays and gay marriages can visit the below link.
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