S02 E22: Vivek Tejuja

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to Vivek Tejuja, major book nerd and critic. He opens up about:
- Discovering great erotica through books.
- Watching queer films on Indian movie channels late at night.
- The 10 LGBT-themed book every queer kid should read.
- How most of the shows we grew up with have queer undertones.

Vivek tweets at @vivkeisms

On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss fetishes and weird things that turn them on.

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S02 E21: Dan Rebello (Queer Rave)

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This week on Keeping it Queer, teacher and Instagrammer Dan Rebello joins Navin to talk about:

  • What's it like to not conform to one gender.

  • How they deal with their over-inquisitive extended family.

  • How society is not equipped to accommodate non binary individuals.

  • What their Instagram campaign 'Dekhi Andekhi' is all about.

On Culture Vulture, Farhad and Navin discuss toxic masculinity and a TV series that breaks that mould.

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S02 E19: Feat. Ankit Dasgupta

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This week, we meet Ankit Dasgupta, who manages social media content for Mirror Now, a reputed news channel.

  • How he first came out to his mom.

  • What's it like to be openly gay in a massive news channel.

  • What was it like to be a part of Flash Mob.

  • Why news debates are necessary, but in a controlled manner.

On the Culture Vulture segment of the show, Farhad and Navin talk about their childhood crushes and recommend some cool reboots.

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S02 E09: Ray

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On this episode of #KeepingitQueer, we meet Ray, a spoken word artist and social impact specialist. She opens up about how growing up Queer came with jeers, taunts and mental trauma. She also sheds light on how a body cleanse helped her cope with a lot in life.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss the best gay relationships in TV shows.

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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 E07: Aruna Desai and Padma Iyer

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On this very special episode of Keeping it Queer, we meet two mothers - Aruna Desai and Padma Iyer. They open up about what's it like to accept your child as queer and the many learnings that come with it.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad talk about the Oscar-nominated queer films and how they have evolved over time.

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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. 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. 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. 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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