Pride Month 2021 Leading LGBTQ+ Activists and Speakers

Acceptance, inclusivity and diversity are some of the key ideas these speakers personify as they bring their voice to the LGBTQ+ community. Engage with these leading voices to bring their embracing and often penetrating perspectives to your audience – from LGBTQ2S+ leadership and rights activism to understanding the gender spectrum through mythology, addressing homophobia and transphobia in the workplace and beyond.

Prince Manvendra created shock waves when he declared himself gay in the media, becoming the first royalty in India to come out of the closet. Passionate about LGBT rights, Manvendra talks about the importance of diversity in the corporate world and how to be more tolerant and accepting, linking them to how he battled societal…

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

Social Activist | Chairperson & Co-founder, Lakshya Trust

Vasu is a stand-up comedian, somatic therapy expert, triathlete, and environmentalist who stimulates a knack for creativity in her audience. She has conducted training sessions at reputed organisations like Accenture, Axis Bank, TCS Bangalore and esteemed universities like UCLA, UC Berkeley, Michigan and Bennett College for Women. A woman of many talents, Vasu confers her…

Vasu Primlani

Stand-Up Comedian, Triathlete, Motivational Speaker

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi: Human Rights Activist

Laxmi was the first transgender rights activist to represent Asia pacific in UN 2008. She has served NGOs which conduct LGBT activist work. And in 2007, she started her own organisation, Astitva which works to promote the welfare of sexual minorities, their support and development. From her own experience and in her unique bold and brave way, she talks about the struggles of being transgender but also of the sheer beauty of it.

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on mythology, the study of cultural truths revealed through stories, symbols and rituals. He lectures on the relevance of both Indian and Western myths in modern life. He has authored and illustrated over 50 books, including ABC of Hinduism, Bahubali : 63 insights into Jainism, and Yoga Mythology. Known for his TED…

Devdutt Pattanaik

Author | Mythologist | Belief, Leadership & Culture Consultant

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. Through her litigation practice, she has successfully sought reform of the bureaucracy in the countrythrough fixed tenure, defended federal legislation that mandates that all private schools admit disadvantaged children, and overturned section 377 – the 150-year-old colonial-era law that criminalized consensual same-sex…

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy

Senior Advocation, Supreme Court | Led the Fight for Revocation of Section 377

Arundhati Katju is a lawyer practicing in Indian trial and appellate courts. Her work encompasses a broad array of practice areas, including white-collar defense, civil and commercial litigation. In 2018, Arundhati successfully represented the lead petitioners in the Indian Supreme Court’s historic judgment in Navtej Singh Johar and Others v Union of India, where the Court struck down…

Arundhati Katju

Lawyer | Led the Fight for Revocation of Section 377

Deepak Kashyap (He/Him) is a counselling therapist and life skills trainer with extensive experience in corporate wellness and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has been working in the field for over 10 years, providing emotional and mental health support both in person and online. Deepak’s expertise lies in developing and delivering programs for organisational mental health initiatives,…

Deepak Kashyap

Counsellor | Columnist | Lgbtq+ Activist | Chief Culture Officer at Welspun Group

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