Hector Peguero’s semester abroad leads to a Fulbright research year working with the LGBTQ community in India and a published paper in Columbia University’s Journal of Global Health.
The Journal of Global Health at Columbia University
Four months down, and I’m busier than ever in Mysore. No travel has been scheduled and my desk feels like there is no other place to be. The team at Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII) has been supportive and creative when it comes to my project, helping the transgender community. I can sayContinue reading “Finding Love in the Transgender Community”
Its December and Thanksgiving was silent. Three months in India felt like a lifetime, but at least I am not getting homesick. I have so much love for this country that sometimes I feel like staying and finishing my career in Mysore. This is a place where I know I will not die of aContinue reading “Grindr through Mysore’s Eyes”
In 1994 a Middle East republic created a decree for laws title “Section eleven adultery, defamation; corruption of the moral” an article that follows: Homosexuality is the contact of one man to another through his posterior; both sodomites whether males or females are punished with whipping of one hundred strokes if not married. It isContinue reading “To Be Gay or Not To Be Gay”
How do people define the words “normal” and “abnormal”? Are these words used often, are they insulting or is it common in society to use these words? By the Oxford dictionary, the word normal is defined as Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected (Oxford University Press, 2018) and abnormal as deviating from whatContinue reading “Normal or Abnormal: Is it an International Word?”
I have arrived in Mysore and it has been an interesting few weeks getting used to the weather and culture. Even though I feel like I am at home, there are still some adjustments that I need to make to be a Mysorean. To begin my research and be able to travel it was imperativeContinue reading “Why are you NOT married?”
Picture from : The Better India Click the link. HIJRAS/TRANSGENDER WOMEN IN INDIA: HIV, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION.
Last week before coming to Mysore (my home, away from home), Fulbright Fellows got together for a beautiful dinner to close orientation week. At dinner, I had a really great conversation with a fellow Fulbright scholar that got me even more interested in transgender studies in India. After a long day at a seminar and…Read more Hijras or Transgender???