On Dec 23, 2016 IndiaTimes reported: A young gay man in Kolkata was subjected to physical and mental torture after coming out to his parents.
Sanjoy (name changed), in his early 20s, lives with his partner about which his parents weren’t aware. His partner’s family, however, knew of his sexual orientation.
When Sanjoy’s family found out, they hired local goons to beat him up and he was also tortured him mentally, Koninika Roy, an advocacy manager at The Humsafar Trust, told Indiatimes. The Humsafar Trust is one of the oldest social organisations in India working for the equal rights of LGBTQ people in the country.
She told us his family sent him to a doctor for “treatment” and when the doctor said he was absolutely normal, they suggested he get “corrective rape” treatment.