Jiwandeep Kohli is an amateur baker, a graduate student in clinical psychology, and proudly a bisexual.
Kohli is drawing all kinds of admiration on Twitter after he decided to go out in rainbow turban for Pride.
In an interview Kohli said, “A few years ago, I saw a photo of another Sikh man at a pride parade, who had a few colors in his turban. I was looking at that, and I realized the way I tie mine it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow.”
Kohli made his turban fabulous by using his usual 19-foot long turban material, some extra fabric and a few safety pins.
Actually, Kohli wore it last year to San Diego Pride and re-shared it on Twitter for the pride Month.
The tweet have been liked and re-tweeted thousands of times.
I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others. #PrideMonth #PrideTurban #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/SVhc0iwDF0
— Jiwandeep Kohli (@jiwandeepkohli) June 1, 2019
“I’ve been really enamored with the reaction I’ve gotten from people,” added Kohli.
The response to tweet of Kohli was overwhelmingly positive.
The former United States President Barack Obama even thanked him for his efforts.
You've got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way. Happy Pride Month, everybody! https://t.co/SO7mgnOkgl
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 4, 2019
The rainbow turban for Kohli is a marriage of two main parts of his identity – first is his religion and second is his sexuality.
Talking to media, Kohli said, “It’s a sign to the world that I am an individual who stands for equality and justice, and that people can turn to me in times of need for help.”
“What better way than with a Pride rainbow to show that my values for inclusivity and egalitarianism extend beyond just religious freedom?”
My heart is absolutely exploding with the massive outpouring of love and support. I’m on my way to Rome for a conference and I’ll be using my seven hour layover to take it all in!
— Jiwandeep Kohli (@jiwandeepkohli) June 4, 2019
Other people are not really used to seeing turbans, he said, let alone pride turbans, so that why he got a lot of attention and moreover, people are asking questions or wanting photos.
Replying to those who wants to know where they can get their own rainbow turban, Kohli wants them to know that turbans are a responsibility for Sikhs, adding that it is not the same as throwing a rainbow hat.