S02 E11: Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, we are honored to be joined by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, a role model for several queer people in India. Navin talks to him about what it was like for him to come out as gay despite being from a royal family, what he thinks of heritage and a lineage, and also drops an X-Men reference.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad tells Navin about the resurgence of aesthetic porn.

Watch the short NDTV Documentary, Married in Public, Gay in Private here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gei7JgOM9I

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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 E03: Gazal Dhaliwal and Jerry Johnson

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin is joined by writers Gazal Dhaliwal and Jerry Johnson, who both talk about how mainstream literature and films need an upgrade and also explain why queer people don't need to be "accepted" by people.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad recommends a book that deals with growing up queer.

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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. 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. 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?