Queering Desi

is creating a global South Asian LGBTQ+ podcast
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You're a queerdo, out here looking for a community of fellow queerdos. You appreciate the hustle, and want to support the Queering Desi mission.

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You're a unicorn, and in your own way, you want to celebrate all the queerness that surrounds you. You're a rare breed, and are a true fan of Queering Desi.

  • First time patrons receive a commemorative Queering Desi sticker.
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You're queer and you're serious about it. You know that for all things desi and queer, Queering Desi is the place to be.

- First time patrons get a commemorative Queering Desi sticker.

- You get access to UNEDITED, pre-processed audio from each episode.




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About Queering Desi

Queering Desi is about community—building, empowering, and growing it. As South Asians who also identify as LGBTQ+, our stories have been overlooked for a long time—even among marginalized communities. In each episode, a guest chats with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are. This podcast aims to uplift our community and help us share our stories in our own words.

We aim to celebrate folks whose multilayered identities go beyond their gender or sexuality, so we can chat about the work, art, and topics afecting our communities. We also aim to challenge what we or our journeys are supposed to “look like”—for example, coming out in our cultures is vastly complicated… and yet just one piece of a larger journey. Lastly, it aims to highlight how universal our journeys are—for those of us who were closeted, or those who still are, we aim to show that anything is possible. We are artists, activists, comedians, actors, doctors, performers, singers, poets and more: and in the end, we are all humans.

You can catch us on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also hear us every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PST on Rukus Avenue Radio, Dash Radio's exclusive South Asian radio station! Download the Dash Radio app, or visit dashradio.com/rukusaveradio to tune in!
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When we earn this amount, we can hire an editor for professional post-production work. Currently, I record, edit and release all episodes myself. I would like to bring consistent quality to the editing, which would also help bring more regularity to the release of episodes.
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