Being Gay is a ‘Tendency’, May Change Later: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Being Gay is a ‘Tendency’, May Change Later: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Addressing an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that homosexuality was a 'tendency' and not a permanent phenomenon.

Sri Sri made the statement in response to a student's query on how he could deal with the way his friends and family treated him based on his sexuality.

You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something’s wrong with you. If you stand up, nobody can insult you… But if you feel weak and meek, and if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better.

According to the Indian Express, Sri Sri went on to say that homosexuality was a 'tendency that may change', and that he had seen many men who have turned into heterosexuals later.

This is your tendency now. Just acknowledge it and accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I’ve seen many men who were gay, later on turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal — what are called straight people — end up being gay later in life.

Sri Sri is scheduled to meet the Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday at the latter's residence to discuss the Ayodhya issue. Earlier on Monday, Sri Sri had announced that he was involved as a mediator in the Ram Temple dispute of his own will, and he would visit Ayodhya on 16 November to meet all the stakeholders.

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