4769296247_8059895f91When Rajan was followed by two men into a public toilet in Mumbai and forced to perform oral sex on them, the 31-year-old gay marketing professional realized this was the beginning of the end of his short-lived sexual freedom.

“They knew I was gay. They were watching me and waiting. They filmed the whole thing and threatened to tell the police,” Rajan, who did not want to disclose his full name, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“Then they took me to an ATM and made me withdraw all the money I had which was 15,000 rupees ($240)… Even though society has not fully accepted us, the law was there to protect us. But now we are scared.” READ

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