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After having a brief hiatus, I'm back with the wonderful Asifa Lahore. Lovely listeners, you are in for a treat this week. You couldn't meet a warmer and more lovely human than Asifa. What a pleasure to chat to. Over a cup of Yorkshire tea she shares her amazing journey. Via Pakistan and the Hijra that she admired so much when she was young, to Brixton and her initial steps into the LGBT world as a young gay man to the proud Trans woman she is today. Her story is super inspirational and brave. She came to the nations attention in 2014 after being censored from discussing Islam and the LGBT community on BBC Free Speech. Leading to appearances on C4 news and eventually appearing on the BBC to discuss the topic. The following year she appeared in Channel 4's 'Muslim Drag Queens' which lead to receiving the 'Attitude Magazine Pride Award' Her journey includes Eurovision entries and the Brits School along the way and she talks about her first steps as a performer and love of the Spice Girls. Along side being a fierce activist and speaking at diversity festivals, Oxford and the British Library, she promotes, DJ's and performs at Gaysian club night such as 'Club Kali' and her own 'Disco Rani'. Grab a cuppa and enjoy Asifa in all her glamorous glory. Follow Asifa at - https://twitter.com/AsifaLahore https://www.instagram.com/asifalahore https://www.asifalahore.co.uk/ and many videos on Facebook!

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