But we powered through it and they’ve now come to respect my lifestyle. When I was young I would get mocked because I was in the school choir and would also hang out with girls.
I also had cousins who would mock me because I never had a girlfriend and would pressure me about not getting married.
My friends always knew I was gay and never had any issues with it.
Coming out to my family, however, was more difficult and it caused a big drama for a couple of days when I told them.
The Civil Union bill was reintroduced into Congress in late November 2016 with strong backing from President Kuczynski.
Then in January 2017, the same President issued a decree prohibiting all forms of discrimination and hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
It’s one of the most romantic places I’ve ever been to. I would follow this with the luxurious Belmond train ride back to Cusco from Aguas Calientes.Aaron gave us the lowdown of what gay life is like in Peru and what it was like growing up gay in big city Lima.I’m a private tour guide offering bespoke tours across the country as well as cooking classes at home with my mother.Crossing the wooden Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros) in Bohemian Barranco in Lima: the rumour is if you hold your breath while crossing the bridge, all your wishes will come true.Can you guess which food Seby wished for and what type of ring Stefan is wishing for?Very slowly, Peru is evolving and getting ready to take her place in the pink limelight.Our buddy Aaron grew up in Lima during the 1990s, long before any of this change was even dreamt of.There are a handful and I’m very proud of every single one of them.The more people in the public eye who come out helps Peruvian society evolve and see we are normal and not a perversion or anything to be ashamed of.Peru has historically been a very conservative society and quite hostile to its LGBT community.For example, there are no laws in place for gay couples to enter into civil unions, let alone gay marriage.