CW: mention of casteism and anti-Native racism
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I was struck by this thought the dominant narrative of what it means to be Queer and Trans is of course a savarna-centric view of queerness (which de-centers and diminishes trans and intersex people and gender nonconformity). But understanding that Dalit-Bahujan are quite literally the majority of South Asian people, what it truly means to be a queer South Asian person MUST center the experiences and wisdom of queer and TGNCI people.