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Never Give Up! The World Is Yours

Delhi | July 2018

Zorian Cross

Theatre actor, Playwright

Zorian Cross

Theatre actor, Playwright

About:

Drawing on his own struggles with depression and battling challenges against the LGBTQ society, Zorian Cross – a multi-award-winning theatre artiste – showcases how the brilliant works of art inspired him to take an unforgettable artistic journey. Zorian Cross is a multi‐award–winning actor and playwright who struggled with depression and battled challenges as he was homosexual. Since an early age he was bullied by his classmates, abused and called out for being gay. He was victimized by his teachers, schoolmates and everyone in his surroundings as he was gay, which lead him to suicidal depression. At the age of nine he tried to commit suicide through various ways, he popped sleeping pills, burned himself and slit his wrists, In the hopes of ending the misery of his gay life. But his problems never ended. In the year 2003 he was poisoned by his fellow classmates, but he managed to overcome that incident. If his childhood was a trauma for being homosexual then his early 20s were the monstrous period of his life. In 2005 he was discovered with benign tumor for which he was operated. He discovered his will to live while recovering from the surgery. At the age of 24, he changed his name to Zorian Cross, and took on a new life as a proud gay man. His motivation to live life serves as an inspiration to others who might be reluctant to come out of the closet, due to the challenges present in the Indian society towards homosexuality. He kept trying and never gave up.