cropped-50-SHADES-FINAL-e1465402418790.jpgFounded in February 2016, FSOG is a not-for-profit project which seeks to end the stigmatization and misunderstanding of the LGBTQIA community across India and further afield.

We are a grassroots campaign striving to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and foster a society free of prejudice, harassment, and violence by providing a space to explore and increase your understanding regarding alternative sexualities, gender identity and expression in an open and non judgemental environment.

Fifty Shades of Gay believes in a fair and equal India where everyone can achieve their full potential, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Meet Our Team

Shubham Mehrotra
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
A trained broadcast journalist from University of Leeds, UK and a strong advocate of equal rights, Shubham is the visionary behind FSOG. She is the Editor-in-Chief and leads the team in multiple areas such as scaling strategies, fundraising and running overall operations with focus on LGBTQ awareness programmes and social justice.
Sarthak Chand
Photojournalist, Writer
From charting annual migration stories from rural-urban India to the portrayal of disappearing cultures, Sarthak’s body of work reflect the issues around us, that strikes the right chord as a human being. With a constant endeavour to do his bit, Sarthak became a part of FSOG to bring an end to homophobia that plagues a majority of our uninformed heterosexual population.
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Fabien Schüßler
Foreign Correspondent, Germany
is a student of International Politics and East Asian Studies from Brandenburg, Germany. He is passionate about social and political problems globally, particularly LGBTQ issues and realities in different countries and is keen to discover and report on the inequalities of LBGTQ lives and livelihoods both within countries and in between them.
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Snigdha Bansal
is a Journalism student from HR College, Mumbai. She is a passionate writer and hopes to uncover LGBTQ stories which are not always reported upon by the mainstream media.
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Dr Tanu S. Pandey
Advisor, Health Issues
is a senior faculty physician in Los Angeles, California and a certified HIV specialist from the American Academy of HIV Specialists.
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Rajat Malhotra
Advisor, Legal Issues
is a graduate of NALSAR. He has been a counsel in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court for over 10 years.
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Juhi Ashtputre
Foreign Correspondent, UK
Born and brought up in Gwalior, MP and now studying Management at Imperial College London, Juhi is a passionate Human Rights activist and dreams of bringing a change in the society through her writings.
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Niharika Gaur
Journalism Intern
is pursuing Media Studies with Political science and Economics from Christ university. She tries to survive with a pen and a paper in the Silicon Valley of India- Bangalore. She writes to obliterate the ignorance among the masses to support equality.
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