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Audio and video platforms have emerged as one of the most powerful ways to learn about the topics that resonate most with people, especially communities. These mediums have garnered millions of loyal listeners who devote hours of their time on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis! When it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, podcasters and YouTubers can provide a valuable and inclusive window in the cultural conversations shaping this community. 

We believe in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and recognizing their contributions, struggles, and achievements all year round. Pride Month is just another way to highlight these inspirational stories and bring them to you. This week we take you through some of the amazing LGBTQ+ podcasts and YouTubers that you can check out and listen to!

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Short Haired Brown Queer

As the name suggests, Prarthana Prasad is a short-haired Indian woman belonging to the queer community. She creates some super fun content on her Instagram and YouTube. From highlighting her journey of coming out as a lesbian in India to reacting to queer cinema to giving book recommendations, her channel is as entertaining as it is insightful. Prarthana works on creating gay content that she as a queer individual wants to see.

Shuddh Desi Gay – Yogi & Kabeer

This is India’s first Hinglish podcast following an openly gay couple Yogi and Kabeer. With Shuddh Desi Gay, they have opted for a storytelling format with life lessons and humour in equal measure. The podcast was launched on Spotify in 2021, with the first episode directly tackling the debate of monogamy within homosexuality.

Through their podcast, the couple wishes to cater to 3 different kinds of audiences – those who are closeted and need support in their journey, those out and proud, and those who are curious about gay relationships. Yogi and Kabeer also won Cosmo India “LGBTQ+ Voice of the year 2024” award.

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Nidhi Shukla

Nidhi has one of the most wholesome channel with wholesome content. From her super adorable relationship videos with her girlfriend to travel content to vlogs to answering deep questions, Nidhi’s content tugs at your heartstrings.

Queering Desi

Queering Desi is a podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people. Various guests chat with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are.

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Honey Imm Home

Atulan and Divesh are the Internet’s gay cuties. With their Instagram and YouTube channel “Honey Imm Home,” they started off sharing their love for travel and dance. They wish to make tourism destinations more welcoming towards queer people. The duo researches and produces content that shows LGBTQIA+ people that they can travel the world comfortably and make the most of it. With Honey Imm Home, the couple brings the community’s issues to the limelight.

Keeping It Queer

Keeping It Queer is one of the foremost all-things queer podcasts hosted by comedian Navin Noronha, which dives deep into the lives of India’s expanding LGBTQ+ community. With 3 seasons and multiple episodes, it brings a whole range of beautiful stories to the table. From candid discussions to gay activism to the ups and downs of young gay couples, Navin’s show is a thoroughly captivating and educational experience for all.

Rainbow Diaries

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was decriminalized in 2018 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. That’s when RJ Mandee and RJ Kabir decided to celebrate the community’s newfound freedom with India’s only LGBTQIA+ Radio showRainbow Diaries with Mandee & Kabir.

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Azaad Awaaz

Azaad Awaaz is a 10-episode series from Audible Suno hosted by filmmaker Mozez Singh. In a series of powerful interviews, Mozez and his guests celebrate life’s most important pursuit: the freedom to be and love who you are. Hear the dreams, hopes, triumphs, struggles, and joy of India’s LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

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Gender Question

Gender Question is a unique podcast in which Associate Editor Dhamini Ratnam addresses blindspots around gender and sexuality. She takes an issue that’s in the news, and looking at it from a different POV with the help of experts.

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we hope these podcasts and YouTubers serve as an insightful dive into the LGBTQ+ community and world!