Month: December 2013

Fast Away the Old Year Passes

Bandra Christmas
19 December – Unmapped
*This story on the Indian Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was published in the Christmas issue of Unmapped.

The morning after my first night spent with a guy, I walked across a chilly Morningside Park to a rehearsal for a satirical Christmas show called XMas. In said show, I had been cast in the – again, satirical, and in no way mean-spirited – part of Gay Santa (keep in mind, I was still closeted). At that rehearsal, the music director and lyricist of the show, my very dear friend Charlotte, had decided I would learn and rehearse my big number, titled, I shit you not, “Santa’s Coming Out the Clause-et”. At the end of the rehearsal, Charlotte was so pleased with my progress that she asked me to perform the song for the rest of the cast. It was, I need hardly say, a mortifying experience. (more…)