About

Satrang serves the South Asian LGBTQ community by promoting awareness, acceptance, and empowerment through social, educational, and advocacy-related events. We envision an inclusive and visible community in which South Asian LGBTQ-identified people feel whole and heard.

Satrang Board 2022

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Priya Arora

Priya (She/her/they/them) is a lifelong Angeleno, who is returning to the city and Satrang after eight years in New York. Priya holds a Master's degree in mental health counseling, and works as a journalist during the day. As a former SALGA NYC board member and the host of the podcast Queering Desi, Priya is dedicated to uplifting the narratives of the South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Christopher Nikhil Bowen

Born in Kolkata, Christopher Nikhil Bowen (He/him) enjoys mixing with LGBTQ+ Desi’s from across SoCal and sharing stories of similar life experiences.

Bowen’s inaugural event with SoCal Satrang was our Annual Gala at Spice Affair in 2017. He hopes to create more dynamic events that attract new members; while meaningfully engaging longstanding ones through even stronger organizational communication and outreach.

Bowen lives in West Hollywood with his husband Danny Ariel Carrasquilla and their two dogs.

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Sasha Pereira

Sasha (She/her/they/them) was born in Bombay, India and left her home and migrated here to pursue a career in Information Technology. She is a proud single parent of two toddlers and is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace. She is looking forward to raising awareness and promoting equal rights for those who identify themselves with the community.

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Alya Ali

Alya (She/her) is passionate about creating a safe space for folks across the spectrum of the South Asian LGBTQ community. She is an advocate for mental health and enjoys cooking food for loved ones!

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Nathan Singh

Nathan Singh (He/him/his) is a first-generation Indo-Fijian American.  As a proud LA theatre artist and storyteller, his work is informed by and infused with themes of otherness, queerness, and cultural diasporas. He actively practices self-care, kindness, and is attempting to heal the wounds of generational trauma. Nathan is constantly inspired by the Satrang community.

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Arzeen Kamal

Arzeen Kamal (He/him) joined the SATRANG board in 2020. He is propelled to grow and connect with LGBTQ+ communities with his love of music and entertainment. He is excited to contribute to SATRANG’s upcoming list of events and experiences. 

Our Mission

Satrang is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. No one shall be treated differently, separately, or have any action that directly affects the individual be taken on the basis of race, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

 
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Our Vision

Satrang serves the South Asian LGBTQ community by promoting awareness, acceptance, and empowerment through social, educational, and advocacy-related events. We envision an inclusive and visible community in which South Asian LGBTQ-identified people feel whole and heard.

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