S02 E17: Praful Baweja

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This week on Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to Praful Baweja, co-founder of Six Degrees, a growth network for Indian LGBTQ++ individuals to meet; connect; recruit; share skills; leads; referrals and empower each other. He opens up about:
- His fascination with books from an early age.
- Being there when the Mumbai Pride first started.
- Why he feels it's okay to move on to curation of other events for the queer communities.
- How the allies are coming out in support of the community.

On the Cultrue Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss queer stand-up comedians, who are using jokes to get the stories of their struggles out there.

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S02 E08: Daniel Mendonca

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This week on #KeepingitQueer, we meet Daniel Mendonca, who proudly represents the I in the LGBTQIA spectrum. Having been long-time friends with Navin, Daniel opens up about the many ups and downs he has faced and why he believes Christianity has space to evolve.

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S02 E02: Koninika Roy

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This week on Keeping it Queer, Navin is joined by Koninika Roy, the Advocacy Manager at The Humsafar Trust. She opens up about her experience of being queer and desi in London and how she got involved in LBT rights. She also tells us how her team reaches out to young bi, lesbian or trans women who are put under house arrest or face domestic violence.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss weird orgasms and aesthetic sex scenes in films and TV shows.

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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. 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. 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?