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Life as a volunteer for Diversity Role Models

Find out more from Pritpal Bhullar, Sarbat volunteer based near London. I have been a volunteer for a charity called Diversity Role Models (DRM) for about 5 years. It is a charity which actively seeks to embed inclusion and empathy in the next generation, which will in time lead to a world where future generations […]

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coming out to my parents – a submission

Angie sent us the following message recently – I’m 18 years old soon, I’m in a relationship with someone I know I want to spend my life with, we are very committed to each other.  My parents and family is very strict with how I should live my life and who I should be but […]

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World Pride 2012 – Central London – Sat 7th July 2012

Sarbat will be at World Pride on Saturday 7th July 2012, and we want you all to join us. The details are: Date – 7th July 2012 Location – Baker Street W1, near  the junction with Paddington Street – ask the organisers for section “Yellow 30” Time – 10.30am SHARP The procession is due to […]

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Interview with Sikh Knowledge (courtesy of Urban Desi Radio) – Part 2

The following article was posted on UrbanDesiRadio.com by Petz on 21.01.11. We have been given kind permission to republish it on our website. ———————————————————— I could do a mini-series of interviews with Kanwar (Sikh Knowledge) he just has so many ideas and well rounded thoughts. He’s one of those artists, where you can give him […]

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Interview with Sikh Knowledge (courtesy of Urban Desi Radio) – Part 1

The following article was posted on UrbanDesiRadio.com by Petz on 20.01.11. We have been given kind permission to republish it on our website. ———————————————————— Kanwar (Sikh Knowledge) talks about his self-mutilation and suicidal tendencies   This has to be one of the most candid interviews I’ve ever done. Kanwar Anit Singh Saini also known as […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of GS (male, 38, the Midlands)

I think in many ways my background is atypical in the British Asian community as my parents were very liberal. My upbringing was never as strict as that of my cousins, and that is something I that I have only come to appreciate in hindsight. I don’t come from a rich family, I was brought […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of HS (male, 32, Birmingham)

My family come from a traditional Punjabi Sikh background, with my parents coming to the UK in the 1960s. My parents were not baptised Sikhs but they did go to the gurdwara regularly, and as children, my sisters and I would also attend on a regular basis. I first became aware of the fact that […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of RK (female, 44, Yorkshire)

Testimony of RK – 45 year old woman originally from Bradford 18th June 2009 I was born and brought up in Bradford. I moved to London to come out as a lesbian. I’m the youngest of nine children, seven of whom survived, and I come from a strong Jatt family. I’m a Yorkshire lass[1] of […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of AK (female, 31, B’ham)

Testimony of AK – 31 year old woman originally from Birmingham 11th February 2009 I come from a liberal Sikh family background, from an educated family, and was brought up in the West Midlands. My dad emigrated to the UK in 1960s, and my mum in the 1970s. Both my parents encouraged me to be […]

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Thoughts of an Amritdhari Gay Man

By Jasvinder Singh Aul 27th May 2008 [NB – This article was first published on Sikhnet.Com, and is published with kind permission of Mr Aul] Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Siri Wahe Guru JI Ki Fateh…Sat Nam Jio, In response to whether there has ever been an “Amritdhari” who has continued to practise the lifestyle […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of DS (male, 26, London)

Testimony of DS – 26 year old man originally from London, now living abroad 23rd April 2008 I knew I was into men when I was around 12. At this time I was living in Southall in west London. I was a Sikh who wore a turban, and I was living with my parents who […]