Happy #LGBTQHistoryMonth! Let’s make sure it’s as #intersectional as possible. #SiddharthGautam


Siddharth Gautam was one of India’s first LGBT and HIV rights activists. A lawyer with degrees from Yale and Cambridge Universities, he fought to decriminalize being gay in India. He also co-founded India's first AIDS activism movement, AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan, fighting for the rights of PLWHA. Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in his youth, he passed away in 1992 at 28. Two years later ABVA took up the legal battle to fight India’s anti-gay law. The law was finally repealed in 2018. #LGBTQHistory #QTPOCHistory

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