PROJECT BOLO, meaning ‘Speak Up’, is an attempt to overcome this lacuna, by offering real life positive real-life role models by documenting LGBT persons – their lives, career, love and struggles. It is hoped that this will turn into a movement to empower LGBT persons across India.
‘Project Bolo’ records and documents individual profiles of LGBT persons who have, in their own way, stood up for what they believed in and challenged norms and stereotypes loaded on them by the society. They are also persons who have made a significant mark in their own professional areas of work, be it literature, filmmaking, law, activism, healthcare, journalism, IT, media, etc.
Through these recorded interviews, ‘Project Bolo’ hopes to serve as an inspiration to the LGBT community and offer real-life role models. This multi-generational oral history project, ‘Project Bolo’, hopes to serve as an inspiration to the LGBT community and reconstruct the unique history and progress of the Indian LGBT movement from the early 40s to the present day.