Season 2, Episode 7: Raj Kalra
In honor of Pride month, we're celebrating with brand new episodes every week!
This week, Priya chats with Raj Kalra and talks all things weddings and parenting: sides of South Asian LGBTQ lives that we don't often see.
This week, Priya chats with Raj Kalra and talks weddings and parenting! Raj identifies in SO many ways: gay, Indian, and also a dad, husband, OG Lamb, television executive and producer, son, brother and 5x Fantasy Football Champion. The two start off by reflecting on what Pride means to them and why this year feels especially important. Then, Raj talks about his wedding in 2014, a celebration that brought together western, Indian and gay cultures. Priya follows suit, sharing details of their wedding last year, and the two reflect on what that kind of visibility means for them and the communities they grew up in. Later, Raj shares the journey of adopting his son, another first for his South Asian community, and the best part of being a parent.
About the guest:
Raj Kalra identifies many ways. He is gay and Indian; that's why you're listening to this. He's ALSO a Dad, Husband, OG Lamb, Television Executive and Producer, Son, Brother, Proud Democrat and 5x Fantasy Football Champion. His wedding in 2014 to his beige husband was a celebration bringing together western, Indian and gay cultures. It was a first for his South Asian community. The adoption of his son later that year was also a first among his brown folks. Raj currently resides in New York (although LA is his forever home).
You can follow Raj on Instagram (@therajankalra) or Twitter (@RAJonline)!
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