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The Queer Cost of Colonialism 

‘In a similar vein, with the 1861 sodomy ban, the British’s stigmatisation and condemnation of homosexuality as perverse in India has naturally led to a grim underbelly in Indian society of closeted men predictably forced into conventional marriages and a nuclear family.’

Humzah Ali writes about the effect that Western colonisation has had on perceptions of queer identity.

Illustration by Eliott Rose.