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Project Bolo - DALIP DASWANI

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Published on Mar 21, 2012

PROJECT BOLO, meaning 'Project Speak Up', offers role models by documenting Indian LGBT persons -- their growing up, struggles, love, career, achievements and life.

Project Bolo's objective is to record Indian LGBT history, as well as inspire and empower the LGBT community in India, by presenting video interviews of LGBT persons and role models, who 'speak up' about their life and work.

This interview features DALIP DASWANI.

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DALIP DASWANI

At 55, Dalip has seen it all - the personal and the political, the hate and the happiness, the violence and the victory. He has faced estrangement and discrimination from his very own family because of his sexual orientation. A talented potter and ceramic designer his shows were applauded in the press, but again his sexuality became a stumbling block to a successful career. His outspoken views even alienated him from the close group of people who started one of the earliest underground LGBT groups in Delhi. However through his ceramic work, writings and activism, he continued to be one of the fearless spokespersons of the incumbent LGBT movement in the 90s. Today, living a semi-retired life in his tranquil home, he has no regrets - every life experience is a learning is what he feels.

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For more information and to read the transcript of the above interview please visit http://www.projectbolo.com/​dalip.htm

You are free to embed this video, but we request you to credit "Courtesy : Project Bolo - Indian LGBT Oral History Project" and provide a link to http://www.projectbolo.com

If you have any questions, please write to projectbolo.vol1@gmail.com

Project Bolo is produced by The Humsafar Trust in association with Solaris Pictures and supported by UNDP (India)

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