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Dhamini Ratnam

Freelancer
Writer, Reporter
New Delhi
Dhamini Ratnam is a reporter based in India, who writes on gender and sexuality. A journalist and editor with 10 years experience, she has worked in news organizations such as Mint, The Hindustan Times, Mumbai Mirror and Mid-Day. She has won the South Asian Publishers Award for Human Rights reporting in 2015 and is attending the Global Investigative Journalism Conference as a fellow for the workshop for reporting on LGBTQ communities.
Dhamini has written a number of stories on LGBTQ+ lives in India, and broken news stories on important legal cases pertaining to the LGBTQ+ communities in India, and maintained a blog/column on gender, sexuality and socio-cultural blindspots called The Sex Talk on livemint.com. She has conducted sessions on representations of gender and sexuality in media with undergraduate and high-school students.
She is interested in pursuing stories that bring out intersectionality of concerns of marginalized communities such as the LGBTQ+ in India.
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