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Someone once said that it takes 2 seconds for someone to assume a man and woman are together simply because they’re standing together, while it takes lesbians 3 hours and a powerpoint presentation to be taken seriously as a couple.

This Lesbian Visibility Day, we’re talking about how ‘surprising’ it is that two women end up together even though they’ve obviously been going out. Their relationship has been gazed at by different people at different points of time, all the time- whether family, friends, relatives or general people while they are out here doing what most couples do. And yet, when they choose to get married, our society is still at a loss of words. “HOW? But we thought they were best friends’’.

So let’s learn to take all romances seriously, all crushes with equal importance- not just the ‘accepted’ ones.

Illustrated by: Shirish Ghatge

This piece was first written for and posted on Gaysi Family for Lesbian Visibility Day 2019

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