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It’s Pride Month – introducing you to 11 Indian LGBTQIA+ Instagram handles that create awareness and also work to help those from the community in various ways.
The Pride flag hovering higher than ever this month, individuals from the community are focusing on their intersection between their identities, as well as trying to create awareness through their various professions and talent.
Here are some Indian Instagrammers who focus on their identity and culture. Let the scrolling begin and the pride spirit soar high.
Siddhant Talwar is initially from Delhi, a film-maker and graphic designer. He is the founder of Mardaangi, where he shares stories of people who have gone through sexual abuse, the main focus of his project is to spread awareness and educate people about the same.
He is an LGBTQIAP+ and Dalit activist from Delhi and has come out as gay. Since then has been vocal about his intersectional identity as Dalit and queer.
Trinetra Haldar Gummargiu is 22 years old, the first transgender doctor in Karnataka. She is interested in art, and is now pursuing her dream as a doctor; she is also an LGBTQ+ activist.
They are pushing towards recreating fashion. The main aim is to push for degendering the industry. They also spread awareness through their writing and content on Instagram and other platforms, especially about #beyondthegenderbinary
The founder of Delta, an online dating app for the LGBTQ+ community. He intersects technology and business, and also wants to represent the LGBTQ+ community. Hence his idea for the dating app, create a safe space, and increase interactions between people in the community.
A student currently studying at Srishti Institute of Art and Design, Bangalore. An illustrator, and animator, and also featured by Gaysifamily.
Anish Gawande has founded Pinklist India, a platform that features politics and the LGBTQ+ community. It primarily is an archive of politicians supporting and advocating the LGBTQ+ community and their rights.
Is an award-winning director of the silent film Sisak. Their idea behind cinema is to create awareness, as they believe that cinema has the power to change perspectives. Also working on providing acting and cinematography workshops to the LGBTQ+ community as well as those less privileged. Currently working between Mumbai and Delhi. Their recent film Sheer Qorma has been in the news.
Priyanka Paul is a 21-year-old illustrator and poet from Bombay who is very vocal on her Instagram page on anti-caste and LGBTQIA+ issues. Also a co-host on the Rainbow Guide. Her feed is filled with her art as well as her body-positive posts.
Shruti Chakravarti is a psychotherapist based in Bombay, focuses on working against conversion therapy. Her Instagram bio says she is a queerfeminist, cis-butch lesbian.
A photographer, writer, and filmmaker. His post captions focuses on what he has to say in regard to the LGBTQ+ community. In February 2019 he did this shoot with FastTrack which sort of spoke about the invisibility of the LGBTQIA+ community in mainstream media.
June is Pride Month, and we’re having a series of articles to mark it, celebrating the voices of those from the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies, including those from the Women’s Web community.
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