A social change agent who founded
Sher Vancouver which is a registered
charity for LGBTQ+ South Asians and friends.
“I feel it’s important to learn from the past, focus on how I can make an impact on the present day, and help build a better future for all.”
Alex Sangha, The Modern Social Worker
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BEING BLESSED WITH BIPOLAR
“You’re marginalized for being gay. Then you’re further marginalized for living with a mental illness”
It’s been a busy month for Alex Sangha, founder of the South Asian queer organization Sher Vancouver. He’s celebrated 10 years of Sher Vancouver, won a StandOUT Award from Vancouver Pride for business leadership, and—most impressively—been awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal.
“I don’t know what’s been going on. It’s been crazy,” Sangha laughed as he spoke to the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.
Sangha received the medal in honour of his social work in the LGBTQ community. He founded Sher Vancouver in 2008, orginally as an organization to help gay Sikhs in Surrey and North Delta.
“When I started Sher Vancouver, there was a backlash in the community. They said, ‘there’s no such thing as gay Sikhs,’ ” Sangha said. “People were messaging me on MSN and saying you’re not a true Sikh…. It was really sad and I felt my life was at risk.”