My name is Asif. I'm a 24 year old South Asian guy living in London. I'm Muslim by birth and faith but I support all religions of the world. They more or less have the same meaning and as long as we endeavour to better ourselves as human beings then it doesn't matter what creed we belong to.
I have many Sikh, Hindu and Muslim gay friends and I am passionate about supporting LGBT issues, especially where religion is concerned.
I was very happy to discover that there is finally a Sikh LGBT site as it was very much needed. I hope this site expands and becomes a success.
Hi, I am a bisexual turbaned Gursikh individual, am married and have kids. I am an educated professional, have a Ph. D. in materials science and work in the nuclear power industry. I find it offensive and am saddened by the way gay persons think about bisexuals. Bisexual behavior is not new, Greeks, Spartans in particular had bisexual relations and it was not in the closet either, it was a socially accepted behavior. There is a tribe on one of the Indonesian islands where a grown up man takes a young boy as an apprentice and teaches him various skills till the boy is old enough and gets married, they have a sexual relationship. One can Google for more precise information. Just like being gay is not by choice, it is to a some extent genetic (biological and not a choice) so is being a bisexual. I am attracted to both men and women and it just happens to be so. I have known this since I was a young boy. We may not want to face it, however, it is common knowledge or at least an awareness in India that large percentage of Sikhs and Keralites are homo/bisexual. There are taboos in our culture so most people choose to hide the fact. I have been in the US for over twenty years, however, I still would not own up to it in public. My wife knows that I am a bisexual and accepts it, I guess I am lucky. And I do not just go out and hook up with just any guy for casual sex. Yes I have had more than one gay relationship but that happens only when there is some connection at intellectual plane and the relationship is almost always first friendship before it gets into physical intimacy. It is sad that just as the gays are reviled by the society so are bisexuals reviled by most homosexuals. My friend call me Surd.
NB - Moderator's Note - The discussion which took place following this post can now be found at the thread entitled 'Bisexuality - a discussion'
I am 25 going to be 26 by this month of may ….I question myself up so often and so much …... …been here and been there done this and done that … man at the end of the day still a lot of things remain a deep mystery…with inexplicable beauty…. But I do maintain balance of both shade and sunny things … so as not to get my life into a rut
Hi, I was just checking things out on the net and I found this forum, so here I am! It's cool to see that such a forum exists for the Sikh community.
A little bit about me, I'm a straight Sikh boy from India. I don't like to categorize myself into labels, especially in regards to religion and sexual orientation but I've realized labels are they best and easiest way to describe yourself on the net. The best physical term to desribe me would be a Sajdhari Sikh (cut hair and clean shaven), and within the Indian caste system I'm classified as a Jat.
I've had small, maybe you can even term them inconsequential, gay experiences in my life in my late teens and early twenties, but I never really followed up on them, I just let them pass. But these little experiences stayed on my mind, and I've been questioning things since then, but never acting on my thoughts. So the best way to describe my orientation would be straight but questioning.
I'm 28 years old, 6' tall, athletically built, single and very sociable. I've been in two serious heterosexual relationships in my life, one that just ended last year. I'm someone who's equally attracted to both the sexes, but I haven't acted upon my attraction towards men yet, beyond my little teen experiences.
I don't follow the physical aspects of religion, for me religion is of the mind and not the body, so I adhere to the spiritual teachings of religion. I'm not someone who does path (prayers) or goes to the gurudwara regularily, I follow the force within me on a daily basis, the force that guides me to be a good human being.
So that's me, I'm here looking to chat with some like minded people and open my mind even more. Cheers!
I'm average looking slim 6ft tall sikh guy, immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am basically from a village in Hoshiarpur area of Punjab. I am married but interested in guys too. Better to say I got married as you all know about our society and above all I seen and kind of guessed that there are lot of guys into gay sex or in relation with a guy and they get married for reason well known to all of us. I am kind of lazy guy but love to go to scenic places especially in hilly areas
Hii! Thank God I found this website .. I would kindly request you to read what Im going to write I really need some help!!!..thanx Well Im a 17 year old half indian half spanish boy living in a small touristic area of south gran canaria (canary islands). My mother is spanish and my father is a sindhi (hindu).. I am homosexual and i feel really proud of it. Since I was small I recieved a very modern spanish education although since I was a child I was very interested in Hinduism and I even hold Ganesh chaturthi aartis since I was 9 years old ..As I have gone growing Ive told some people abt my homosexuality for example my mother who accepted me with great love as well as my sister. In my family this kind of stuff is very well accepted but i have always observed in society, in my child mates and the hindu/sindhi community of my zone a strong feeling of homofobia. I always try to fight against any tipe of intolerance.. but I never know where to start .. On the other side I deeply believe in god.. as the years have passed my views on god have gone changing and Ive informed myself on internet what are the diferent religious views of homsxlity and I have a sort of a religious cnflict going on in my head on.. what is god.. why does this intolerance exist? Finally I came acrooss guru nanak .. towards whom my missing grandmother, who I hardly knew as she died when I was 4, had a great devotion. some articles tell sikhism cndems Homsxuality others say it doesnt.. I really need to find my path to god.. and feel the same devotion I felt few years ago and I kindly ask for support in this aproach. THANKS FOR LISTENING A great hug !
Sikhism is never against homosexuality. In fact in whole holy scripture Gurus talk about a practical daily life technique to live a satisfactory and fruitful life. In whole scripture he never talked about what one should eat, wear, ride, sleep on, or to have love for what gender etc. Yea for sure there is a certain safe limit of everything. Anything in this world that is a real need of a person is genuine until you start abusing it. So Guru never says homosexuals are good or bad just like he does not say hetrosexuals are good or bad. God created homosexuals and he will take care of them without any discrimination. Never feel we are committing any offense against God. If ppl argue God made just man and woman to go together then Homos are not self made they are also a beautiful part of God's ever beautiful creation.
I'm a 27yo male to female pattern transgendered Caucasian in the UK. I've considered myself an atheist Buddhist for several years (by which I mean to say that I have followed Buddhist philosophy without believing it is necessary to accept reincarnation etc to follow the ideas etc).
Over the past few years I have been finding out a little about Sikhism through the Sikh Society at my university, and I've found myself agreeing with much of what I have heard of the philosophy - more so than what I understand about Buddhism (for instance, whilst I am vegan and make a conscious effort not to hurt animals, I am not a pacifist and will make a conscious effort to defend myself and others from attack). However I've found it difficult to find out anything about gender identity and Sikhism, and I hope to find out more.
I am called Mai and I am a Canadian currently living in the USA
I am not a GLBT, just a garden variety straight Sikh. The link to this site showed up in Gurmat Learning Zone (GLZ), a large on line Sikh forum, so I thought I'd take a look.
I will be completely truthful. I'm not sure how I feel about this whole issue, how it fits into Sikhi. I am, however, willing to keep an open mind. I hope I am welcome; if not I'll go.
I remember some years ago, someone asked me what I would do if one of my kids were GLBT. Love them, of course. What else?
The Sikh community as a whole seems to like to pretend that sex and sexual issues simply don't exist; evidently little Sikhlings just magically spring into existence out of nowhere! (BTW, that's not how it happened with my husband and me, but maybe we're the exceptions? ) I think this attitude is unhealthy, we need to open up discussion and attitudes.
Post by kamallarosekaur on Oct 17, 2008 15:31:58 GMT
My name is Kamalla Rose Kaur. I am 53 year old, straight, and a writer. I have been wanting to write an article about Sikhi and homosexuality and/or about gay and lesbian Sikhs for some time. I run a fairly popular blog called "Soulbride's Kitchen" kamallarosekaur.wordpress.com/ and I also publish articles in Sikh and nonSikh newspapers and magazines. I was raised in a very open, loving and progressive Pacific Northwest USA culture. One of my aunts and one of my nieces are lesbian, and one of my main academic advisor came out publically in the early 1960s. I hope to write an article that you will wish to include here on your site.