Sikhism Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBTQ Sikhs:

ARTICLES:

Gill, H. (2017, May 02). To Babes, with love: An illustrator explores the intersection between queer and Sikh pride.

https://scroll.in/magazine/835015/to-babes-with-love-an-illustrator-explores-the-intersection-bet ween-queer-and-sikh-pride

Singh, M. (2015, Aug 22). How I learned to have pride in both my Sikh and gay identity.

https://qz.com/484963/how-i-learned-to-have-pride-in-both-my-sikh-and-gay-identity/

Singh, S. (2011, Nov 10). We Are One: LGBT Rights and Guru Nanak’s Legacy of Inclusion.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lgbt-sikhs-and-guru-nanak_b_1086193

Smith, D. (2019, Jan 29). Nonbinary, Sikh, and fierce as hell: Interviewing Prabhdeep Kehal. https://www.wussymag.com/all/2019/1/28/nonbinary-sikh-and-fierce-as-hell-interviewing-prabh deep-kehal

BOOKS

Devdutt Pattanaik

I Am Divine. So Are You: How Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism Affirm the Dignity of Queer Identities and Sexualities. Element. 2017

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077N6V411/r.

MOVIES

Harjant Gill (2007). Milind Soman Made Me Gay.

https://www.amazon.com/Milind-Soman-Made-Me-Gay/dp/B00B97E19Y

Milind Soman Made Me Gay is a conceptual documentary about desire and notions of home and belonging. The film employs a unique mix of visual elements along with voice over narration to juxtapose memories of the filmmaker’s past against stories of three gay South Asian men living in the diaspora. Overshadowing these nostalgic explorations of life “back home,” are harsh realities of homophobia and racism in America and an ongoing struggle to find a place of belonging.Harjant Gill (2007). Milind Soman Made Me Gay.

ORGANIZATIONS

Sarbat

http://www.sarbat.net/

Sarbat is a social and support group for LGBT Sikhs. We offer a platform for like-minded Sikhs from all walks of life and aim to promote the LGBT Sikh cause in a fair and courteous manner. We also strongly believe that there is no room for discrimination within our communities for being who we are – We would also like LGBT issues to be discussed openly within our communities without the taboo or any awkwardness attached to it. Moving forward we want local volunteers to commence Sarbat groups around the World.

Sarbat is a social and support group for LGBT Sikhs. We offer a platform for like-minded Sikhs from all walks of life and aim to promote the LGBT Sikh cause in a fair and courteous manner. We also strongly believe that there is no room for discrimination within our communities for being who we are – We would also like LGBT issues to be discussed openly within our communities without the taboo or any awkwardness attached to it. Moving forward we want local volunteers to commence Sarbat groups around the World.

SALGA-NYC

http://www.salganyc.org/

SALGA-NYC serves to promote awareness, acceptance, empowerment, and safe inclusive spaces for people of all sexual and gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.

VIDEOS

Justice for LGBT Sikhs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuYm65qqv0s