FSOGFSOG 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.
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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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Shreyanka Thejaswi
Content Writer
is a singer, writer and is passionate about queer issues, hopes to normalize and de-stigmatize the views on the community in society through her writing. RuPaul's Drag Race super fan and loves puppies.
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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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Alex Mathew
Media Manager
is a funny, quirky queer man by day. By night, he is a fierce sari-clad drag queen & goes by the name "Maya the Drag Queen".
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Suyash Karangutkar
Feature writer
is an avid reader who survives on news and writing. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree from Mumbai and has a deep passion for Politics, Literature and Psychology. An earnest supporter of equal rights, this is his attempt at reporting LGBTQIA stories that deserve the limelight.
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