Oral History Interview with Anjali R.
Anjali R. is the founder of Parivar, a trans and queer south asian space in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the oral history, Anjali describes growing up in India, exploring different permutations of gender expression while moving throughout the U.S. and Canada, and navigating transphobia within queer south asian spaces.
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Oral History Interview with Rangoli
Anish, Deepshikha and Satvika are co-founders of Rangoli, an LGBTQ+ South Asian group based in Pittsburgh, and editors of Mirrors, an LGBTQ+ South Asian anthology. They describe their personal histories individually followed by a discussion on how their involvement with Mirrors and Rangoli.
Urooj Arshad Oral History Interview
Urooj Arshad is a co-founder of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the first LGBTQ+ Muslim Retreat. In the oral history, Urooj describes growing up in Pakistan and Illinois, finding LGBTQ south asian community during college, and ongoing activism to resist islamophobia and queerphobia.
Trikone Tejas Website
Trikone Tejas was a "progressive coalition of queer and straight" people of pan-Asian heritage based in Austin, TX. The Trikone Tejas site was accessible at http://www.main.org/trikonetejas/ and was last updated in December 2002. The site included event descriptions, resources, coming out stories and a guestbook.
Khuli Zaban Website
Khuli Zaban, a South Asian Queer women's group, was founded by Leema Khan and Neena Hemmady in Chicago, IL. The group held its first meeting in October 1995. The organization recently reactivated and will launch a new website shortly.
Oral History Interview with Mani Soma
Mani Soma performs as the drag artist KaMANI Sutra. In the oral history, Mani describes growing up in India, navigating a queer relationship as a teenager, helping to organize a flash mob at Osmania University, finding south asian LGBTQ community after immigrating to the DC area, and their experiences performing as a drag artist.
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Oral History Interview with Marina
Marina describes her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, immigrating to the U.S. with family, and navigating her sexuality as a bisexual muslim woman.
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Oral History Interview with Sanjay Chhugani
Sanjay Chhugani has been active in several LGBTQ, Asian and South Asian organizations including Trikone—LA, Satrang and several other groups in Southern California for over a decade. In his oral history, Sanjay describes growing up in Bombay, studying as a graduate student in Chicago, and later finding LGBTQ community in Michigan and Los Angeles.