Dr Shankar Ganesan, one of the first openly gay academics from Tamil Nadu, passes away
By The News Minute 26-Jul-2019
According to a statement from Orinam, a Chennai-based LGBTQIA+ bilingual resource group, Dr Shankar was part of several queer spaces in the city and sensitised many from his professional circle on LGBTQIA+ issues. This included members of the University, management and social work associations. Dr Shankar also helped take forward the discussion around diversity and inclusion at educational institutions, a passion of his. In addition to his role as a management professor, Dr Shankar was also a translator and theatre artiste.
“Dr Shankar was part of so many of our queer spaces in Chennai – the reading group Quilt, film review group, peer-facilitated support group meetings, Pride planning meetings at Sahodaran, playback theatre, sensitisation programs with Nirangal, Sahodaran and Orinam, research studies, etc. He was a huge source of support to many people, including some young queer people who – with his support – have managed to cope with traumatic experiences of ragging/bulllying in their schools and colleges,” says a statement in his memory from Orinam.
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