Rainbow Diaries EP02 – Dutee Chand

When we talk about the LGBTQIA+ Community in India, we must remember that the reality for members of the LGBT+ community in rural India is different.


Mandee and Kabir speak to Dutee Chand who holds the national record in the women’s 100m and is only the fifth Indian to participate in the women’s 100 metres at the Olympics when she qualified for the 2016 Rio Games.


In this episode Dutee talks about being a Lesbian in Rural India, Falling in love with a girl and the hardships she faced in her life; whether it was the humble upbringing or the hyperandrogenism controversy or the repercussions of coming out gay in a conservative society.


Dutee Chand proudly says she is “India’s First Openly Gay Athlete”.

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– Shyam Konnur
Founder & Director, Mist

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