We walk together under the rainbow - Sandeep TK

"We walk together under the rainbow" (c) Sandeep TK, 2022

Sandeep TK ( India )

Sandeep TK stayed at  ZK/U with his project, “We walk together under the rainbow.”

During this stay in ZKU, he documented stories of Alternative families, especially Rainbow families.

After decades of grass root activism, India’s supreme court ruled section 377 is unconstitutional, which criminalized the physical intimacy between two consenting same-sex adults on 6th September 2018. How much has the life of Queer people in India changed after decriminalizing homosexuality? Do they receive the respect they deserve from society? Are they treated equally? Are queer children growing up without facing any bullies?
As much as Sandeep and his fellow queer friend‘s experience, coming out of the closet in India is a privilege only enjoyed by the few. Suicide news of LGBT+ people is frequent in India; often, they don’t get the media attention, and there are unsolved trans murder cases that didn’t find any justice.
This is why it is essential to talk about Queer people and Queer lives, so it keeps reminding our existence.

A project Supported by Crossing boarders Robert Bosch Stiftung. Sandeep TK works with Photographs and text, a visual storyteller who ended up in the Shanthiroad family in 2015.


"We walk together under the rainbow" (c) Sandeep TK, 2022