I am queer and I am an engineer & technologist.//
I am Avinash, currently PhD student in University of Genova Italy. I am mechanical engineer and working on turbomachinery ( Turbines and compressors) for energy sector. Before PhD, I was working for General Electric as Design Engineer at Bangalore, India.
I did my masters at IIT Bombay India. This is the place where I explored my sexuality. The LGBT group in the IITB( SAATHI) helped me to accept myself and my sexuality. I met queer people in the campus who gave me confidence to live my life fearlessly.
At GE, I took initiative to talk about LGBT+ inclusiveness in diversity groups. I was the first person to link LGBT+ scenario at global level by attending conferences and creating awareness in the team.