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Oral History Interview with Devesh Khatu

Devesh Kathu is a former software engineer and current gay, South Asian activist based in Mumbai, India. Devesh was an active member of Trikone in the Bay Area, the oldest queer South Asian group in the United States, and served on the board of directors for the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in the 1990s. In 2003 he was diagnosed with HIV and channeled his energy into running marathons around the world to raise money for the Humsafar Trust, an India-based HIV/AIDS non-profit organization. In his oral history interview, Devesh describes how he got involved with Trikone, how he accidentally disclosed his sexuality and HIV status to his family, and why he uses his identity as a platform to educate South Asians about HIV and AIDS.

Gender & Sexuality

Duration: 00:59:20

Date: January 18, 2021
Subject(s): Devesh Khatu
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nikhil D. Patil
Location: Atlanta, GA

Collection: Nikhil D. Patil Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-25 (created); 2024-05-26 (modified)

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