India: How your neighborhood restaurant became LGBT friendly

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05/27/2019

Earlier this year, when Indrajeet Ghorpade visited a restaurant in Hyderabad for a date, he was denied entry by the staff, who told him that their policy did not allow gay couples, but only a “girl-boy couple”.” When he went to a nearby police station to report the issue, he was told that no action could be taken as it was a private business. “I reached out to my queer friends and learnt that many of them had experiences similar kinds of humiliating incidents across various cities in India,” Ghorpade later wrote in a post. “Renowned restaurants said ignorant/disgusting things like, “Ye jagah decent logo ke liye hai”, “App jaiso ko ghar pe party karna chahiye”, “Ladka ladka couple thodi hote hai”, “App achhe ghar ke ho, aap toh waise nahi dikhte”. In April, Ghorpade started an online petition to ask restaurant discovery and delivery platform to influence restaurants to open their doors to all guests, discontinue their partnership with those that banned the LGBTQ community, and add an LGBTQ-friendly label for easy filtering. The petition received over 10,000 signatures in just over a month.

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