EP-3 Harish Iyer
Harish Iyer, is an Indian equal rights activist. Iyer engages in advocacy for a number of causes, including promoting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, children, women, animals, and survivors of child sex abuse. Harish Iyer was also one of the most vocal proponents of the decriminalization of homosexuality in India. He was one of the people to move the Indian Supreme Court to decriminalize homosexuality. In June 2018, he filed an Impleadement Application in the 377 cases. In August 2018, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) appointed Iyer to the Core Group on LGBTI issues. This is the first group set up to look into concerns and challenges of the community, in a bid to harmonize existing laws with the needs of the community. He also was the first Guest on Aamir Khans show Satyamev Jayate where he gave a first-hand account of his abuse and answers the often asked question ‘Did sexual abuse from a male member make him a homosexual?’ Trigger warning: if this episode disturbs you please seek counsel from a mental health expert and reach out for help if needed.
This is a podcast that will address all the topics and issues related to the LGBTQ community from the social, legal, medical, emotional and individual perspective . It will feature personalities that have stood ... for LGBTQ rights and the aim is to educate and raise awareness around the community . Hosted by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil (First Gay Prince of India) who went against all odds . He chose the right to live an honest life against all pressures of his royal lineage , tradition , social pressure and rejection from all fronts. He was featured twice in the International talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. He has been very courageous in coming out as the first gay prince of India and are an icon and inspiration to many across the globe for having made your choices come what may. A podcast where he talks to eminent personalities from all walks of life who are from the community and stories of ordinary people as well who have dealt with this unnecessary stigma.