Episode 1

LGBTQ+ History Month: In conversation with Jaymin Dalal

Published on: 25th February, 2021

As part of the university’s LGBTQ+ History Month, we are delighted to be able to speak to MBA alumnus Jaymin Dalal, Co-founder of Salvation Star (2007) and Bait Mumbai (2020), which provide safe space weekend LGBT+ soirees for the community in Mumbai. Jaymin has also served on the Organising Committee for Mumbai Pride (Queer Azaadi Mumbai), the largest in South Asia, since its inception in 2007 and successfully helped the committee raise funds for Pride 2019 and 2020.

In this podcast, Jaymin is speaking to Professor Edgar Meyer, Deputy Dean, Leeds University Business School, and discusses his experiences and how he overcame the challenges of being a gay man in India as well as discussing his activism and support for the LGBTQ+ community.


Music created by Jahzzar under CC BY-SA 4.0, remixed, duration shortened.

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The Diversity Conversation
Leeds University Business School
Ever wondered about the lived experiences of individuals and groups of minoritized communities? This Leeds University Business School podcast series focuses on hearing from those in our community who have overcome adversity because of who they are, who advocate and support diversity and inclusion, and/or who can share their knowledge, expertise, and insight of what can be done to become more inclusive. A series of fascinating conversations worth a listen…