Gaysi Family is a media platform and safe zone for queer desis that was formed in 2008. We hold space for queer folx from across Southeast Asia to share their stories and experiences, while engaging with others from the community.

We believe that it is critical to understand what it means to be queer. While people are aware that being queer means being LGBT, we must also understand that queerness is a philosophy, a politics, a sensibility. Queerness extends beyond sexual orientations, gender definitions or identities, and includes anything that’s different or alternative to the structures normalized in contemporary society.

Gaysi's platform amplifies individual voices, enabling more people to meditate on and relate to what it means to be queer.

Meet Our Team

Sakshi Juneja (She/Her)

Founder

Sakshi is the co-founder of Gaysi Family. She is the soul of Gaysi's social media and offline existence. When not thinking up new ways of engaging with the extended Gaysi Family, Sakshi can be found chilling with her fur babies, enjoying sumptuous keto meals, playing badminton, and hosting lunches & dinners for her friends and family.

Priya Dali (She/They)

Art Director

Priya Dali, is an independent illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai. She engages in conversations about gender, sex and sexuality through comics and zines. She is the art director at Gaysi Family. She liked to draw bad jokes.

Tejaswi (They/She)

Digital Content Editor (She/They)

Tejaswi is a journalist, researcher and facilitator whose attention is captured by human relationships at a time of the Internet of Things. As an autistic person, their special interests are pleasure, public health, and a sense of unbridled freedom to love, connect & relate beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and right. They can be found @tejnesss across all popular social media.

Sasha John (She/Her)

Digital Content Editor

Sasha John is a 20-something invested in understanding the world around us and how we continue to live in it. A recent transplant to Bangalore, India, Sasha has experience in the social impact and development space, and occasionally tries to use her words to get others to feel and think some. She is responsible for editing most of the pop culture pieces and producing most of the memes for Gaysi, which she considers her domains of expertise. In her free time, she enjoys watching reality dating shows, going down new music discovery spirals on Spotify, and bookmarking articles she’ll never read.

Anushka Jadhav (She/Her)

Workshop and Talks Curator

Anushka is an educator and artist who facilitates discussions on gender and its intersections with art, design, public infrastructure and media, among others, at educational institutions across the country. Her primary area of work is the representation of identity, particularly gender identity, in narratives of different kinds— from visual to textual, from mainstream cinema to mythology. She is also the co-founder of No Country for Women — a gender education organization. At Gaysi, Anushka does the programming for the Zine Bazaar and designs, curates, and organizes Gaysi Family’s on-ground workshops and talks. She also consults on film projects and scripts alongside writing the occasional film review.

PRESS

“Museum on Queer Swipe Stories, an Instagram account by Gaysi Family and Tinder documents the wonderful everyday-ness of queer love from across India.”
THE HINDU
“Sowing the seed of acceptance within the tender worldview of children, The Boy In The Cupboard succinctly narrates the heartfelt tale of a boy, who struggles to understand himself and his place in the world. Brought out by Gaysi and Letorri Press, the book is for age seven and up. ”
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS
“In essence, Gaysi has one dream, which also encapsulates their purpose and existence: that no LGBTQ person should feel alone in this country.”
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