Indian American comic Nik Dodani hopes to makes members of the LGBT Indian American community more visible.
A recent stand up bit he did on homophobia in the Indian American community and stereotypes facing desis in general has been well received on social media.
“I think that invisibility fuels the homophobia and keeps the homophobia alive,” he told Pink News. “Increasing the visibility will be one way – not the only way – we can help tackle homophobia in India and in Indian American communities.”
Dodani, who was born and raised in the United States, is open not only about his sexuality, but the racism, homophobia and bigotry he has encountered.
You can read his story in Pink News.
You can also get a good sense of what he’s all about by watching the stand up bit below.