Behind the shroud of heteronormative silence: Tales of same-sex desire
Indian HIV policy is based on the misguided assumption that most sex in India takes place within monogamous, heterosexual settings. This over-emphasis on the heterosexual transmission of the disease has meant the rise of prevalence in the population vulnerable to non-heterosexual transmission of the disease. This article will place the disavowal of same-sex desire in post-colonial India within a historic context, and go behind the veil of heteronormative silence to tell the stories of sexual minorities, doubly stigmatized by poverty, as they seek sexual gratification in the shadows of Indian society.
Manian, . (41883). Behind the shroud of heteronormative silence: Tales of same-sex desire. Sexualities, 17(44687), 742-757.