Social experiments created for the purpose of YouTube can often be desperate attempts to annoy the public or simply gain views! This one right here actually showcases a Nepali gay man holding a sign reading “I’m Gay would you hug me?” in the middle of Thamel and Basantapur and thankfully – majority of the interactions that take place in the video is very sweet!
Unsurprisingly, the many people that come up and give Suvam a hug happen to be young people and young adults. I especially liked the part when the lady and her young one comes and gives Suvam a hug. The t-shirt worn by Suvam comes from the Pride Nepal Tee collection, showcasing an elephant with the Pride colours inside a Mithila inspired border art.
Whilst this video is nothing new, it makes a statement about gay people in Nepali society. We very much exist. Wonderful work by Suvam and team!