When I heard the beautiful story of how Vijay and Sushma Agarwal accepted their son’s sexuality and how they welcomed his partner into their lives, I was touched! Being an openly gay South Asian man myself, the story touched me deep down inside.[blockquote_sty ver=”1″ border_size=”4px” color=”#0F0F0F”]Coming from a homophobic cultural background, and knowing that they would face various cultural and societal pressures, they chose to love their son just the way he was born and welcome his partner with open arms. And they even completed a beautiful Hindu wedding ceremony for them as well.[/blockquote_sty]
In this interview on #DateWithDaniel I talk to both Vijay & Sushma about the moment their son told them he was gay, their reactions and their growth. They open up about their cultural ideals and challenges, and Sushma even talks to me about her new book “Loving My Gay Child” which details her experiences and provides support for parents of gay children.
Be sure to tune in every Thursday for a brand new interview on DATE WITH DANIEL.