Voices of Diversity

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Bharat Mehra




School of Information Sciences

Time at UTK

3 years

Gender Identity



South Asian (from India)



Type of Story

Interview, Photo

Date of Interview


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1. Tell us a little bit about your experience being at UTK’s campus. (3:27 mins)

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2. You mentioned ethnicities and sexual orientation. Is there anything you would like to tell us about how you identify yourself? (1:09 mins)

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3. Are you out on campus as a gay person? (2:01 mins)

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4. Do you have heroes or mentors in your life? (3:39 mins)

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5. You mention being in Illinois, how was being out on that campus different from this one? (10:21 mins)

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6. Before we go on with the rest of our questions, did you have a story prepared that you wanted to tell us? (9:03 mins)

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7. Do you want to talk perhaps about any incidents that have occurred on campus with you, either positive or negative, that might relate to you being gay and your personal experiences on campus from that perspective? (2:32 mins)

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8. In your opinion has UTK’s campus changed in the time that you have been here related to LGBT issues? (4:16 mins)

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9. You were talking about how, previously, LGBT topics hadn’t been brought into the conversation. If someone asked why should LGBT issues be included in the definition of diversity, what would your answer be? (4:35 mins)

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10. How do you feel about the future, here at the university, as it might be related to LGBT issues? (4:29 mins)

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11. What would you like your peers and colleagues to know about what it is like to be on gay on this campus? (4:37 mins)

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