Living an Authentic Life: LGBTQ+ in India
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This week we hear from a listener struggling with feelings of shame about his sexuality because of society’s narrow and degrading views on homosexuality. While India overturned the colonial-era law that made same-sex relations illegal in 2018, discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community is rampant in the country, and acceptance is a long way ahead. So, in this episode, drag artist and LGTBTQ+ activist Sushant Divgikar joins Evelyn Sharma to give some heartfelt advice to our listener. Sushant also talks about how they overcame their struggles to become a "staunch believer in believing" in themselves and how they stopped letting the opinion of others dictate their life. Stay tuned for the surprise at the end. Show notes: Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: Sushant Divgikar's Instagram: Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck Lead Producer: Jennifer Collins Producer and Lead Researcher: Sana Rizvi Assistant Producer: Nicolas Martin DW Format and Product Development: Laura Döing Sound Engineer: Thomas Schmidt Editorial Support: Snigdha Sharma, Anant Nath Sharma, Shashank Bhargava
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