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date: 28 September 2020

Queer South Asian Diasporas 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture
Author(s):
Kareem KhubchandaniKareem Khubchandani

At various moments between 1993 and 2010, the South Asian Lesbian Gay Association of New York City (SALGA NYC) was denied the right to march in the city’s annual India Day Parade, organized by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). Reasons given, both formally and informally, included the misplacement of applications, that a “South Asian” mission fell too far beyond the scope of “India,” and that the inclusion of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) group was not in accordance with what the organization should represent to “Americans.” The homophobic and transphobic sentiments behind this exclusion aside, these episodes, which have been explored by several Asian American scholars,... ...

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