The South Asian LGBTQ Anthology is a project in progress, aimed at addressing the unique and intersectional lives of South Asian LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning) individuals living in the United States. After a panel called “Building a South Asian Queer Movement” at Creating Change (the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force annual conference) in February 2014, the panelists, Vinita Chaudhry, Ami Patel, and Sasha W, hoped for a new version of A Lotus of Another Color (published in 1993); that is, a more current anthology of creative, visual, academic, and activist work representing the realities for South Asian LGBTQ individuals in the United States particularly.

Currently, we hope for the anthology to be published in early 2016. If you have any questions about the project, or if you would like to join the editorial team, check out our FAQ section or e-mail

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