As part of our strategy for ultimate global domination (the clue is in our name) we’re thrilled to report that OutNewsGlobal has appointed its first – and probably THE first across UK LGBTQ+ media – India-based correspondent.

As well as being an established print and broadcast journalist, Shailaja Padindala is a film maker,  painter and activist. A keen observer of (and participant in) queer Indian culture, Shailaja will not only bring an Indian LGBTQ+ perspective to OutNewsGlobal’s predominantly western audience, but will also help amplify OutNewsGlobal’s content across the Indian sub-continent.

OutNewsGlobal editor Rob Harkavy commented, “The relationship between India and Britain goes back centuries and, like all relationships, there have been ups and downs. But it is impossible to deny our historical and cultural bonds and I hope that, in our own small way, OutNewsGlobal’s appointment of Shailaja will contribute to the affection and understanding between the LGBTQ+ communities of our two great nations. I cannot wait for her to get going!”

Shailaja added, “I am undoubtedly thrilled to be working with OutNewsGlobal in bringing Indian queer issues and stories to the people of Britain in an attempt to expand our global queer family.”

Shailaja first came to our attention back in May 2021 when we interviewed her about her work. You can watch that interview here.

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