The term "possibility model" was suggested by actress and trans activist Laverne Cox, who said she didn't want to be a role model, she preferred the term “possibility model”. So when Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies decided to feature conversations with LGBTQ+ people who are building relationships, families, communities, we called the program "Proud Possibilities." While we certainly believe the people featured are possibility models for the LGBTQ+ community, our purpose is to show parents and allies of Desi LGBTQ+ kids that there are many possibility models for our children's future. This program is a part of our Speaker series.
Desi Rainbow is delighted to present Proud Possibilities in partnership with Parivar Bay Area!
Episode 4 features co-founder and President of Parivar Bay Area, Anjali Rimi (She/They), and her mother Gouri K. (she, her), a retired middle school teacher. We are honored to feature this strong, loving relationship as Proud Possibilities for all parents and children.
Hosting Desi Rainbow’s conversation with Anjali and Gouri will be Pallavi Rudraraju (they/them), an activist for LGBTQ+ youth, and Balan (he/him) proud father of a transgender woman.
Admission to Proud Possibilities is free. To support Proud Possibilities and our efforts to build community, donate.
In this conversation, Apurva discusses his personal journey as an Out and Proud Gay Man, his 13 year old relationship with his partner Sid, his filmmaking journey, and most importantly his advocacy for LGBTQ rights in India and abroad.