What understanding looks like

Keshav Kanijow was apprehensive before coming out as gay to his parents. As he puts it, "I was raised to be a good Indian boy, and this was going to be my blemish." Watch as he and his parents talk about changing expectations, the importance of acceptance and why, as his mother says, "You're always going to be my son."

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Asian Pride Project. (2014, February 1). The Kanijow Family Story [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhLjFlru48&ab_channel=AsianPrideProject

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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