For LGBT South Asians in America, the road to visibility has been an arduous one.
“While South Asian LGBTQ individuals can now get married in the U.S., how many families will attend this wedding?” asked Dr. Sandil.
Related: Hijras: India’s Third GenderMany LGBT South Asians say they struggle to navigate a more conservative milieu in immigrant America than in their homeland.
The groups are partly rooted in the belief that LGBT South Asian Americans can feel invisible, even to each other.
“Queer South Asians are an even smaller percentage and often believe that they are the only ones who exist.