You Go Mariko!

I recently saw this interview of a transgender Tibetan in Dharmsala, India. Her name is Mariko. I think she is amazing. In the interview, she talks about feeling like a woman in a man’s body. She was ordained as a monk from young age and had to struggle with her hormones, social pressure, and responsibilities […]


When I was single I used to think I will never be satisfied with settling down in a relationship. I used to say to myself, there are plenty of fish in the sea so why stick with one. After being in a relationship for more than a year, my love for my boyfriend has only grown […]

Give it a go!

Its been almost a year since I have been in a relationship. I have always been afraid of getting into a relationship and commitment but I am pleasantly surprised. I am always happy to see him and we often talk for hours on whole range of topics from Donald Trump to cats. Sometimes it is […]

I came out to my brother

About a week ago, I had a health issue and ended up staying in hospital for few days.  While at the hospital the gastroenterologists decided to perform endoscopy, it usually takes only half to one hour but due to some unexpected problem they had to intubate me overnight. Throughout the process my boyfriend was beside […]

Same-Sex Marriage

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage throughout the fifty states and it was a momentous occasion for me and majority of the country. It is also a momentous occasion for the world. Although US image had faced some bumps in the last decade, this country is often the standard […]

When My Friend Came Out

Yesterday, I was talking to one of my Chinese friends, he is an intelligent guy in his mid thirties, got his MD at the Harvard Medical School. He told me that his mom had been suffering from a type of cancer for sometime. He loved his mom more than anything else but she and the […]

Leelah Alcorn

I just finished reading the suicide note from Leelah Alcorn and I think everyone should read it. She was a young girl who had to face intense pressure from her family and the society because she was a transgender.  I hope her death won’t go in vain. This tragedy should wake us up and help […]

Coming Out to Yourself

The first time when I fell in “love”, I was in love with a girl and I was five. We were in the same kindergarten. Even during my early puberty when I was no longer grossed out by the concept of sex and I gradually realized my sexual attraction to men, I was madly in […]