Research Study on LGBTQ Issues Among South Asian Indians
I received the following appeal to help locate participants for a study of the LGBTQ Indian community. Please take a moment to read and decide if you can help out the researcher, Sharon Nash.
I'm working on a project on the experience of gay and lesbian Indians and
am looking for people to interview. I am currently enrolled in an
ethnography course on South Asia as part of my graduate work in Liberal
Studies at Duke. I am most interested in talking to gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgendered Indians or their parents or close friends. In particular I
would like to hear about their experiences being LGBT in India (or in an Indian community in the US), coming out stories, experiences with family and friends, etc. I'm also interested in what effect, if any, homoerotic Hindu mythology and temple carvings had on your experiences as LGBT. I don't anticipate the interviews lasting more than an hour or so. Please email Susan Nash if you are willing to be interviewed.
Please feel free to forward this request to anyone in the Indian community.
Categories: LGBTQ ethnology research India Indian Hindu mythology temple+carvings South+Asia