How many of us have suffered from “sexual abuse” as a child and survived to grow up and tell the tale? Here’s the story of Mumbai-based Harish Iyer who not only came out in the open about his horrific experience of sexual abuse as a child, but also spoke about his own sexuality freely.
Harish Iyer (born 16 April 1979), is an activist for a number of socio-cultural and environmental issues. He is an equal rights activist, known for his campaigns for the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community, children, women, animals as well as survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Pink Pages named him one of India’s seven most influential gay and lesbian people and one of the ten individuals to be awarded the Zindagi Live Awards for his work in creating awareness on child sexual abuse. On 29 June 2013, The Guardian, the British national daily named him in the list of the 100 most influential LGBT people in the world for 2013.
“Listening to Heal”