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February 17, 2020 44 min
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America.   This episode, we sit down with Rajiv Khanna, a gay second-generation Indian-American living in San Francisco. We talk about what it was like growing up as a gay Indian man, coming out, dating apps, combating prejudice and so much more.   Rajiv Khanna (he/him/his) is a gay second-generation Indian-American living in San Francisco, CA. He is very involved in the South Asian community through volunteering and hosting cultural and queer events, and always loves a good Bollywood dance party!    This episode we go over:
  • Growing up as a gay Indian man in a school with only ten Asians
  • Assimilating into US culture and navigating being Asian in America
  • Coming out within Asian culture.
  • Datings apps and how de-personalized they have become.
  • How to navigate racial preferences and combatting prejudice.
  • How we can be more inclusive of South Asians within the larger Asian community.
  •   Resources:
  • Asha for Education 
  • Parivar (Queer South Asian org)
  •     You can reach Rajiv on Instagram @rajutheboy.     You can follow me at:
  • Instagram (instagram.com/stevenwakabayashi)
  • YouTube (youtube.com/stevenwakabayashi)
  • Weekly Newsletter (mindfulmoments.substack.com)
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