“My heart goes shut up, shut up!”: Gay marriage to an Indian man—one year on

  • Byron Rangiwai

Abstract

I am Māori, gay and married to an Indian man. We have been married for a year now. I cannot identify my lawfully wedded “partner”[1] because he comes from a culture that is so ultra-conservative, that to do so would cause for him a deep and certain social death. I do not post pictures of him on social media. He does not have Facebook, but if he did, I would not tag him into any posts. I do not have “married” as my relationship status on Facebook as it would cause questions to be asked that I would not be able to answer without exposing him. Being in a same-sex marriage with an Indian man is difficult to say the least. My heart literally goes “shut up, shut up!”

 

Published
2020-02-25
How to Cite
RangiwaiB. (2020). “My heart goes shut up, shut up!”: Gay marriage to an Indian man—one year on. Te Kaharoa, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v15i1.286
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