EP-8 Aruna Desai
Aruna Desai, a founding member of Sweekar – The Rainbow Parents of India, discusses how she supported her son, Abhiskeh, , who came out prior to the decriminalization of Section 377 in India. Shocked to discover how many Indian parents shun their LGBT children, she has made it her life’s mission to educate fellow parents about LGBT issues. Aruna Desai was a participant at the latest program of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum – Advancing Legal and Social Equality in South Asia, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 24 to March 1, 2019. Listen to her speak to Manvendra Gohil in the podcast LGBTKyu where she discusses how she dealt with being a Rainbow parent and now she is counselling other parents on how to help their children accept themselves and how to support them so they can be of financial and emotional strength and contribute productively to theirs and others lives.
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.