Jiwandeep Kohli, a Sikh who is a San Diego-based neuroscientist’s twitter post got noticed by none other than the former US President Barack Obama.
Kohli who is a bisexual was noticed for celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban. His tweet went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation on Twitter.
“I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist,” he captioned the image. “I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity and will continue to work towards ensuring the same freedom for others.” His photo collected over one lakh ‘likes’ and more than 15,000 retweets.
Now, adding to the long list of people who have commended him is Mr Obama, a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights.
“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,” wrote Barack Obama on Twitter. “Happy Pride Month, everybody!” he added.
Coming from a former US president and one of the most-admired men in the world, that’s high praise indeed.
Mr Obama’s tweet has collected more than 3 lakh ‘likes’.
Pride Month kicked off on June 1 and honours the LGBTQ community while commemorating New York’s Stonewall riots in June 1969 that signalled a turning point in the movement for equal rights.