Ep. 20 feat. Gauri Sawant

On the season finale of Keeping it Queer, prominent Transgender activist Gauri Sawant, opens up about:

  • Why she had to leave her family behind.
  • The creative ways she likes to abuse.
  • Why she decided to adopt Gayatri as her daughter.
  • What being a mother is truly like.

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Ep. 19 feat. Jerry Johnson

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Jerry Johnson, prominent gay rights advocate, opens up about:

  • Why old aunties believed he could perform miracles.
  • What his experiences with his previous relationships have taught him.
  • Why falling out of love is okay.
  • The need to be open about your sexuality in your workplace.

You can also check out 'The Myth & Culture Podcast', which Jerry co-hosts with author Devdutt Patnaik, here: http://www.audiomatic.in/category/the-myth-culture-podcast/

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Ep. 18 feat. Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin Noronha talks to the cast of the film LOEV, a gay love story set against a road trip. Cast members Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon open up about:

  • What it is like to get into the skin of a gay character.
  • How director Sudanshu Saria wowed the actors with his script and filmmaking techniques.
  • The difficulties of shooting a kissing scene in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
  • How they feel about Bollywood's "gay curse".

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Ep. 17 feat. Gautam Yadav

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Gautam Yadav, program officer for Humsafar Trust, talks to Navin about:

  • Why he decided to come out to his dad first.
  • The incident that convinced him to leave school for good.
  • What it is like to be a PLHIV in India and the medication involved.
  • What he hopes to achieve with his venture, Youth Lead.

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Ep. 16 feat. Sakshi

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Sakshi, founder of Gaysi Family , opens up about:

  • Why she never had to go through the coming out experience.
  • What the heydays of blogging were like.
  • How stories of Indian Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans women need to be told.
  • How the famous 'Dirty Talk' open mic was born.
  • Why she decided to publish a full-blown LGBTQ magazine.

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Ep. 15 feat. Divya Roop

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to Divya Roop, a gender non-conforming androgynous blogger. On the show, he opens up about:

  • How he grew up in different cultures across different states in India.
  • How he first discovered gay porn.
  • How religious scriptures are misinterpreted by bigots.
  • How he was physically assaulted by homohobes and how he made them pay for it.

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Ep. 14 feat. PK aka Prachi

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, PK Bhai aka Prachi Kathale, opens up about:

  • Why she never had to officially come out of the closet.
  • How she fell in love with a girl at the age of 6.
  • How her friend was extorted for being gay.
  • Her views about relationships within the LGBT community.

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Ep. 13 feat. Rakesh

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin interacts with Rakesh from Gaurav CBO, who helps counsel young LGBT individuals and male sex workers. Though he isn't out of the closet, this man has helped save so many lives and we get a glimpse of his personal life too.

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Ep. 12 feat. Mili Sethia

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, graphic artist Mili Sethia opens up about:

  • Her imaginary friends in school.
  • How she learned kickboxing and ballet in the same year.
  • Why Gen Z has better make-up.
  • Why a semi naked Shakti Kapoor got her hired.
  • Why she loves to identify as queer.

You can check out Mili's artwork on Facebook, Instagram and even order your very own rainbow-tinted caricature/Queertrait here.

Read the Huffington Post article 'The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness'.

Ep. 11 feat. Sumit Pawar

In this episode, Sumit Pawar of QKnit and Yaariyan, opens up about:

  • The need to mobilize the LGBTQ youth.
  • How to tackle gossipy relatives.
  • Where he gets inspiration for his unique attires at the Pride.
  • Why sexism and homophobia go hand in hand in the Indian society.

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Ep. 10 feat. Aditya Joshi

In the latest episode of Keeping it Queer, Aditya Joshi, a PHD student and activist, talks about how he was called names for being different, why his sister-in-law created a fake dating profile, why furry bears are here to stay and most importantly, how he started the Sathi connect cell in IIT Mumbai.

Some interesting conversations from the episode:

Aditya - I was focusing on my studies primarily as a way to escape the bullying at school.

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Navin - So what is the general consensus about the LGBT community in the IIT sector?

Aditya - A survey recently showed that 93 percent of IITians felt that there should not be a low that discriminates against people based on their sexual activity. Most of them were supportive but around 50 percent said they don't want a gay roommate.

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Aditya - We had many of these orientations where I would stand on the stage and talk to a bunch of new students, telling them that I'm gay. And telling them that if they need help they can connect with me. It helped me grow and become more confident.

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Aditya - The benefit that Saathi really achieved is that it spawned a lot of similar groups in other IITs and colleges.

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Aditya - When somebody is a good student it is easy to accept that they are gay. Where do the bad students go?

Ep. 09 feat. Shruta Neytra

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, bisexual activist Shruta Neytra talks about her simple life in the lush surroundings of Borivali, going through the "phase" and getting out of it, and discloses why people in the LGBTQ community know her as 'M-Seal'.

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Ep. 08 feat. Alok and Shaktii

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to spoken word performer/activist Alok Vaid-Menon and their close friend Shaktii. They together talk about the problems faced by trans individuals of colour in America, how they feel living under the homophobic Trump administration and why it's okay to not come out.

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Ep. 07 feat. Sridhar Rangayan Part 2

In the second part of this conversation with Navin Noronha, filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan opens up about how he met his partner of 22 years, why making films on LGBTQ issues can be daunting and why organising the Kashish film festival tends to be a lot of hard work.

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Ep. 06 feat. Sridhar Rangayan

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, prominent LGBT filmmaker and co-founder of The Humsafar Trust, Sridhar Rangayan talks about how his movies set out to advocate gay rights and his work with India's first gay magazine, Bombay Dost.
This is part 1 of the conversation, the second part will be available next week.

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#LGBTQ #filmmaker #Humsafar #BombayDost #comingout #closet #sexuality #orientation #humanrights #Mumbai

Ep. 05 feat. Kartik Sharma and Cleston D'costa

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Kartik Sharma and Cleston D'costa, members of the QGraphy team talk about the role photography can play in activism, the importance of coming out and also why loving yourself can make all the difference.

If you're a young LGBTQ individual looking for someone to talk to, you can reach out to Humsafar Trust on: 022 2667 3800 or visit the centre in Santacruz East.

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#LGBTQ #photography #family #comingout #closet #tumbleout #voicesagainst377 #sexuality #orientation #humanrights

Special Edition: Voices from the Mumbai Pride

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The 2017 Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride march saw an overwhelming response from LGBTQ individuals and straight allies alike. We go into the thick of it to learn what the Pride march symbolizes for those who were a part of it.

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 #lgbtq #pridemarch #gaypride #bipride #equality #sexualorientation #marchforrights #freedomfrom377 #voicesagainst377 #queer #queerinside #HIV #awareness

Ep. 04 feat. Urmi Jadhav

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, transgender activist Urmi Jadhav sheds light on the many struggles transgendered individuals go through in India, how they live together as a family and the stigma that stops people from treating them as equals.

If you're a young LGBTQ individual looking for someone to talk to, you can reach out to Humsafar Trust on: 022 2667 3800 or visit the centre in Santacruz East.

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#transgender #transrights #transgenderinindia #gayrights #voicesagainst377 #violenceagainstlgbtq #queer #sexuality #orientation #maletofemale #transitioning #sexualawareness

Ep. 03 feat. Sonal Giani

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, bisexual activist Sonal Giani talks about how she first came to terms with her sexuality, teaches us how to pronounce her surname and also opens up about the homophobia she dealt with at her workplace.

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#lgbtq #bisexuality #gayrights #Indiangaycommunity #pridemonth #january #gaypride #pridemarch #rainbow #biphobia #homophobia #sex #lesbian #samesex #section377

Ep. 02 feat. Vivek Patil

In this episode of Keeping it Queer, activist and gay rights advocate Vivek Patil opens up about his early childhood in Vasai, how he found confidence in his sexuality and how he landed in the police commissioner's office with a dildo in his hand.

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