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Who created the Pink List?

The Pink List is a collaboration between Anish Gawande, Devina Buckshee, and Smriti Deora.

Anish recently graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University, focusing on how art, cinema, music, and literature shape the construction of identities and the interpretation of queerness in contemporary South Asia and Francophone West Africa. He is the Director for the Dara Shikoh Fellowship and can be reached at

Devina is a recent graduate of Sociology and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in journalism, especially development journalism, policy, culture and rights reporting. Having worked in the development sector, she recently shifted to journalism and is a journalist with The Quint. She tweets at @DevinaB21 and can be reached at

Smriti Deora is a recent graduate with a degree in Economics and minor in Consumer Behaviour from the University of Southern California. She has a passion for art and design, and is constantly looking for ways to use her aesthetic eye in conjunction with her research in social & market economics. An avid Instagrammer, peep her @smritideora & @sdeoradesign or reach her at


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If you are a 2019 Lok Sabha candidate (or know of a Lok Sabha candidate) who supports LGBTQ+ rights,

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The Pink List is an archive of public statements made by candidates on LGBTQ+ issues only. We do not endorse any of the candidates on the list and encourage you to probe into their views on axes of inclusion including (but not limited to) caste, class, religion and gender. If you have insights to share, please let us know and help us build a truly intersectional list!

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