Shais (23) and Rahul (20) live in Delhi and are in a relationship. Sex between two people of the same gender has been illegal for 154 years, until the Indian Supreme Court decriminalized it in September 2018. The Indian society is still having issues with the acceptance of homosexuals.
Shais told his family about his sexuality six years ago, which resulted in him receiving death threats from his brother. He had no contact with in a five-year-long period.
Rahul has not told his family about his sexuality yet, because he fears the consequences. He hopes that he can tell them, before the family arrange his marriage with a woman.