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Friday, October 29, 2021

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people.

Only this month, a little closer to home, Queensland and the ACT became the first two Australian states to ban conversion therapy.

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I spoke to people from the Indian LGBTQ+ community about how things have changed for them, if they’ve noticed any progress in society and what the next step towards equality would be.

 

Interviewees:

  1. Milind Mutum from Bengaluru India, works for an educational start-up called Unacademy.
  2. Kunal Mirchandani, chairperson of Trikone Australia
  3. Sanjay Alapakkam, 4th year Law and Commerce student at UNSW
  4. Anonymous community member

LISTEN ALSO: Ep 5 – Oz media fails diversity test again

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Bageshri Savyasachi
Truth-telling, tree-hugging journalist.

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