“Cleaning out the closet”

To my pleasure, there’s a Time Out Mumbai. I’m hoping going to a few events and exhibitions will make Mumbai seem more like a city I can get a grasp on, and less like this smooth ball of bewilderment that I don’t feel equal to grappling with.

I found this fascinating article, “Cleaning out the Closet”, in the Gay and Lesbian section, discussing the difficulties in coming out to the servants. Not exactly something you’d see in the Star Observer.

Although “the opinions of servants rarely seem to count for much”, apparently otherwise supportive parents can be worried what the servants will think if their child comes to stay with their same-sex partner. Nevertheless, the article sensibly concludes that most servants will be interested in whether their employer is generous and easy, rather than who they are sleeping with.

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