This is fund raising start with my story. Hi, my name is Afroz khan. I'm from India I'm 20 now. "I'm gay". I belong from Muslim family where people thinks being gay or being part of LGBTQ is against the nature and that person should be dead. So when I was 17 my parents got hint about me. That I'm gay because I was bit feminine. So after 10th stander mean after when I finish my school. My Dad told me he is no more going to take care of my education. I should go and beg on street and I was only 16 that time. And I also wanted to study further and wanted to become successful in my life. I always had dream to make career in Hospitality industry so I went out searching for a job. I tried giving interview and tried to work anywhere but everyone said I'm 16 I'm underage I can't work. I was so broken but then finally I told my story to an shoe shop owner he helped me with part time job and I Compeleted my 12th.
Then when I turn 17 . My parents come to know about my sexuality and my dad use to beat me everyday and then after 4-5 days when neighbors and other people come to know about me mu parents kick me out of the house and he said I have more 4 bothers who will take care of me. I don't want anyone unnatural in my house. Otherwise god will curse us because of you.
Now I'm all alone. Calling everyone who can possibly Help me. I had no money with me. Only my bag pack with sone cloths and my books. Finally one my friend who stay alone in New Mumbai I asked him help and he said no problem you can stay with me. Then I started staying him in New Mumbai. Now I wanted to become something in my life and show my parents what I can do. So I stated working in call center and started earning because my friend he stay at rental place so he asked me to pay half rent and half he will pay. I agree. Then I search for Hospitality college and I got one which was less in fees as compare to other colleges then I took admission in Hospitality college. And for graduation fees is too high like 1lakh per year. Which I cannot afford. But then I thought I work and earn I'll do it both toghter but I was wrong college timing is morning 8am to evening 5pm and I use to work night shift which use to make me very tired. And then serious illness because of less sleep and food. Then I didn't had any other option I left my college in my first year. Then till now I'm not able to study future. So I tired to ask help to LGBTQ community Trust but even they were not ready to help . They said we can't help in this kind of matter. I was broken now. Then I met some more people from my community who are abandoned from family because of their sexuality. Even they are not able to study future. Now as they are not so educated they stared doing sex work and all for leaving. Because they are non educated so they can't work any where. So this fund raising is just to help people like me who can't study future because of their sexuality. So please help us. Making our good future. And prove our self that we are worth .
Thank you so much.