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     Feb 12, '14


India's gay voices crackle to life
By Stella Paul

BANGALORE - It is Wednesday afternoon in Bangalore, known as India's tech city for being the hub of information technology companies. In her small four by four-foot studio, Vaishalli Chandra, channel manager of QRadio which is dedicated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, is in



conversation with Ankit Bhuptani, a 21-year-old gay youth from Mumbai.

"I was 15 when I realized I was gay, and it made me feel as though I had sinned against god. I began to condemn myself," Ankit reveals. "But then I came to accept myself the way I am."

Thanks to opportunities it presents for people to network, unburden and celebrate, radio is clearly emerging as the choice media of the LGBT community in a country where gay sex is a criminal offense. More ...

(Inter Press Service)





 

 

 
 



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