Sikhism & Queerness

So you’re queer, and you’re Sikh too - can they exist together? The simple answer is yes, they can. 

Read a story from someone who's queer & Sikh, or explore websites and pages that share stories and host events.

Can i be queer and Sikh?

written by Aman (he/they)

I was born in a traditional and religious Sikh family. Since early childhood, I always knew that I was not straight. Being Sikh you can be easily identified because you are visibly very different from others. This is also the case with a lot of queer people who are not cisgender. It took me a great time to understand my sexuality and even greater time to understand what my religion says about it.

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Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. We empower our members to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities. 



We provide clarity around many unanswered questions of LGBTQ+ Sikhs as a resource for support. We aim to deliver this in a way that is easy for Sikhs and non Sikhs who provide support to LGBTQ+ Sikhs of all spiritual and non spiritual practice.


Power of Pride

Logo brought together LGBTQ members of the Sikh community to not only bring awareness to intersectional issues facing the community, but provide these members an opportunity to have an open and honest discussion on what it means to be both queer and Sikh.

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Gay Sikh Blog

To best answer that I must first introduce myself, I am a (semi) out London born gay Sikh man with a turban. After much discussion with my peers it was obvious that I did not know enough about Sikhism and especially it’s view on homosexuality.


Saanjh the Sikh LGBTQ Instagram



A safe space for queer sikhs.

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Sab Rab De Bande Documenta

Sab Rab De Bande brings forth the various challenges that LGBTQ Sikhs grapple with and the different ways in which they reconcile their faith and gender/sexual identities. The documentary captures the varied experiences of queer Sikhs.