Tag: LGBT

Trikone Members Attacked By Modi Supporters

4Oct

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Although this is not the main video, here’s a glimpse of right wing zealots who support Modi verbally attacking, harassing and pushing the members of Trikone.

The zealots took signs from Trikone members and ripped them up and some Modi supporters even got physical. Here’s a detailed account from Trikone’s co-chair Ali.

Section 377 was brought back into the law books December 2013, Modi has yet to acknowledge 377 or make any promises to the South Asian LGBTQ community that he will get the code off the law books for good.

These types of horrendous actions remind us all that homophobia and ignorance is still very much alive, even in the Bay Area.

Do you know these supporters who kept harassing the Trikone members?

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Sandip Roy interviewed the members of Trikone. Listen here.

Brighting light to Desi Media Bullying LGBT Members

23Dec

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Our friend @TheGaysian brought to our attention a sad trend that has been around for a long time – media professionals who are a part of the LGBT community, but are being bullied by their managers and co-workers, especially in Desi Media. It all starts with a snarky comment and escalates to isolation and intimidation to unemployment. We stand next to the TheGaysian that this is NOT ok. While in these tough economic times, some might believe its foolish to stand up for a co-worker being bullied if that means YOU might get fired, but where’s the integrity?

As members of the LGBT community – we live, we sleep, we cry and we do a kick ass job in media like anyone else. Some of us are open and some of us are not, regardless whether we are out or keep our sexuality to ourselves; no one has the right to bully us. It only takes one person to stand up for another to set a positive message.

I would encourage if you see this type of ruthless behavior in the workplace, especially if you are a member of the media – be bold and stand up for your co-worker.

No such thing as queer desis? Think again… check out trikone.org

Trikone looking fabulous @ 23!

15Oct

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Over 23 years ago, Arvind Kumar and Suvir Das founded Trikone, here in the San Francisco Bay Area. They published their first newsletter, January ’86. Over the years the single sheet newsletter has manifested in colorful and spectacular magazine! Trikone serves the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender South Asian community here in the SF Bay Area and beyond.

Last week, we had Poonam on air, a Trikone outreach member. She explained some of Trikone’s amazing activities and outreach programs.

As we mention before, Urban Desi Radio is a proud ally of Trikone and the LGBT South Asian community. It’s our pleasure to show our listeners a sneak peak of Trikone’s upcoming “Out and Proud” issue!

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“…Read about everything ranging from how the lady who cuts our Magazine Editor’s hair expressed disbelief about the existence of an actual Indian gay man, to all the out and proud South Asian LGBT achievers. It’s a fantastic issue with material and illustrations that will amaze you, make you smile, get you to wonder, and most importantly give you a sense of pride for who you are…” — Manoj, Outreach Director

Interested in subscribing to the magazine?

Contact Manoj

National Coming Out Day — October 11th 2009

8Oct

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Imagine living as someone you’re not… Obliging by others, but not being true to yourself and who you really are. Some people gasp at the thought of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) folks within the Desi community. It’s not a phenomenon or a rarity – it’s for real. We do exist – we are your mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins & in-laws… you get the point :) In 2009, the Delhi highcourts overthrew Section 377, a penal code not written by the Indian government, but by British imperial lawmakers. Section 377, made it illegal for gays to co-exist with others (it was really a law prohibiting sodomy — but the government used it to blackmail the LGBT community)

National Coming Out Day, doesn’t mean you HAVE to come out, it’s simply a way of saying “It’s ok… to be who you are, if you’re ready — you will have a community to support you…” Trikone has numerous Desi LGBT members – they are a group of people where you can feel safe to be yourself. They put out a quarterly magazine (filled with wonderful articles all in color) they have monthly outings, gatherings and social events. It’s an umbrella for the Desi LGBT community — however everyone is welcome to join (friends, allies, volunteers, supporters) they have strong ties to P-FLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) so if you’re a parent, feel free to reach out to Trikone

Urban Desi Radio is proud to be an ally of Trikone and last night we interviewed one of Trikone’s outreach members Poonam was interviewed by UDR. Check out the interview!

www.trikone.org