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Former US President Barack Obama Compliments Indian Origin-Sikh Man For His Turban Celebrating 'Pride Month'

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Former US President Obama ackowledged a Sikh man wearing rainbow turban
  • Taking cognizance of his Turban, Obama thanked him for making the United States 'a little more equal' and wished everyone a 'Happy Pride Month'

It's Pride Month, and former President of the United States Barack Obama has officially partaken in the rainbow merrymaking. 

As people across the world from the LGBTQIA+ community and others celebrate the queerness in the world, one Sikh man with his fashion statement won hearts on social media, including the former President of United States.

A brain scientist, baker, and bisexual, Jiwandeep Kohli wore a rainbow turban to commemorate Pride Month and wrote on his twitter that he feels fortunate to be able to express all aspects of his identity and that he will continue to work towards ensuring the same freedom for others. 

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Taking cognizance of his Turban, Obama thanked him for making the United States 'a little more equal' and wished everyone a 'Happy Pride Month'

While the fight for equality for the LGBTQIA+ community in the world is far from over, the world this year has moved a step ahead to accommodate the community in mainstream society. 

On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Indian singer Pragya Pallavi released the first open queer album of India- Queerism. In addition to that, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise gay marriage and the United States saw their first openly gay state governor. 

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Apart from the former President, during the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Pink List accumulated a list of queer-friendly politicians from India who made it to the Parliament by winning their seat including-

Pinaki Misra (BJP MP from Puri), Sonia Gandhi (Congress MP from Rae Bareli), Rahul Gandhi (Congress MP from Wayanad), Shashi Tharoor (Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram), Gautam Gambhir (BJP MP from East Delhi), Poonam Mahajan (BJP MP from Mumbai North-Central), Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (TMC MP from Barasat), BB Patil (TRS MP from Zahirabad), Surpiya Sule (NCP MP from Baramati), Jagadambika (BJP MP from Domariyaganj), Kanimozhi (DMK MP from Thoothukkudi),  


 

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