What happens when one of your parents accepts you and the other doesn’t?

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Upasana is a young professional working in Mumbai who identifies as lesbian. In this video of the web-series ‘Connect Conversations’, she talks about her life. Among other things, she talks about attraction in school, having boyfriends just to conform, her first love, and coming out to her parents. That was a precarious situation for her since her mother was quite cool and open about it while her father, not so much.

Learn more about her by listening to her speak in this video in Hindi (with English subtitles) below:

Connect Conversations is India’s first LGBTQ-themed web-series, consisting of LGBTQ people talking about their stories and experiences. It is a part of ‘Saathi Connect’, a project by some members of Saathi, IIT Bombay’s LGBTQ resource group, that seeks to document stories of LGBTQ people and allies in Indian languages.

Stay updated on Saathi Connect’s Facebook page or YouTube channel!

Saathi Connect

Saathi Connect is a project created by students of IIT Bombay consisting of a multimedia anthology of stories and experiences of LGBTQ people and allies in English, Hindi, and Marathi.
साथी कनेक्ट यह आई.आई.टी. मुम्बई के कुछ छात्रों का एक प्रकल्प है जिसमें हिंदी, अंग्रेज़ी, और मराठी, इन भाषाओं में एलजीबीटीक्यू लोगों और उनके मित्रों की कहनियों का और अनुभवों का मल्टिमीडिया संकलन है.
साथी कनेक्ट आय.आय.टी. मुंबईच्या काही विद्यार्थ्यांचा प्रकल्प आहे ज्यात मराठी, इंग्रजी, आणि हिंदी भाषांमध्ये एलजीबीटीक्यू लोकांच्या व त्यांच्या मित्रांच्या कथांचा व अनुभवांचा मल्टिमीडिया संग्रह केला आहे.