It has been 3 years since the Supreme Court read down section 377 and 75 years since Indian independence. So, let’s see how free queer people are when it comes to finding a home. In this episode of Pride and Prejudice, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee spoke to Raju Behara, Ritushree Panigrahi and Kushal Roy. They speak about their struggles with finding a safe accommodation where they can truly be themselves, and also the transformational joy that finding a home can bring.
Raju is a non-binary person and they write for a Pharma company. They also work as a peer support provider with Safe Access and as an independent researcher with the Queer Judgements Project. Ritushree is a trans woman who co-founded the Outcast Collective, a Diversity and Inclusion consulting firm, and she is also a stand-up comedian. Kushal, a cis gay man, is an award-winning mental health advocate, an LGBTQ+ activist and he works a corporate day job.
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