LGBT"Kyu?" | Bindumadhav Khire | TEDxStMirasCollege

We have interpreted LGBTQ as LGBT“Kyu”. The Q is replaced by the hindi word “Kyu” that means “Why”. Instead of being a dignified group of individuals and be given the same rights as any other human, the path to empowerment has led to the group to become a minority. This status lands them up in a world full of prejudices and preconceived notions. Through this topic, we want to question the fact that why should there even be a separate law that legalises their existence? A dynamic and multifaceted Gay rights activist, founder and president of Samapathik Trust, Pune, Bindumadhav Khire actively works for LGBTI issues. The man behind all the LGBTI Pride Walks in Pune since 2011, he also works for several projects for HIV AIDS, mental and physical health. With an IT and LLB background, he is the author and co-author of many Marathi books, short films and theatre. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at