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Jiwandeep Singh Kohli, Neuroscientist

San Diego,US NRI Sikh Jiwandeep Kohli Neuroscientist turns his turban rainbow for Pride
On Twitter that has received nearly 30,000 likes
On Being Bisexual | His Story

Los Angeles, June 03, 2019 A.Gary Singh

Jiwandeep Singh Kohli, San Diego Neuroscientist, proudly describe bisexual,  decided to colour his turban with a beautiful rainbow for Pride Month.

Jiwandeep Singh Kohli, Neuroscientist  

Through social media, he shared an image of the elaborate creation on Twitter that has received nearly 30,000 likes. He was also a former contestant on ‘The Great American Baking Show’, celebrated what makes him unique

In his tweet, Jiwandeep Singh Kohli wrote:

  • I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others
  • A few years ago, I saw a photo of another Sikh man at a pride parade who had a few colors in his turban. I was looking at that, and I realized the way I tie mine it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow.

Jiwandeep had worn the turban last year to San Diego Pride, but posted the picture again to share the love
In 2018, Kohli was a competitor on the fourth season of the ABC baking contest, which was a spinoff on its U.K. counterpart, “The Great British Baking Show.”

  • Wowing the judges early on with a meringue-topped flourless chocolate cake made using an incomplete recipe, Kohli made it to the semifinals.

Few people asked Jiwandeep  Kohli , where they can get their own rainbow turban. Jiwandeep told these people:

  • Turbans is a responsibility for Sikhs and it’s not the same as throwing on a rainbow hat.
  • A turban is a sign to the world that you’re a person the world can turn to for help. I’m  not just wearing it as an accessory

He is working  with company name “Brain Development Imaging Laboratory” since 2017

  • Employing multimodal neuroimaging methods to study abnormalities of brain development across the lifespan in Autism Spectrum Disorder, along with various behavioral, neuropsychological, and diagnostic measures to characterize cognition and social and emotional functioning and study links between brain and behavior.

2015-2017: Department of Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Studying abnormalities of brain network organization and connectivity by employing a variety of neuroimaging methods at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratory of San Diego State University. Research techniques used include various types of MRI (fMRI, fcMRI, & DTI), as well as EEG and MEG, along with behavioral and diagnostic tests to study the link between brain and behavior.

2013 – Jun 2014: Department of Neurology, Assisted in the coordination of several research studies in the Brain Development Research Program of the Department of Neurology at UCSF, including investigations into the neuropsychology and genetics of epilepsy, autism, and agenesis of the corpus callosum.
2010 – 2013: University of California, Berkeley- Bachelor of Arts with Psychology


Jiwandeep Singh Kohli  


The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. LGBT communities may organize themselves into, or support, movements for civil rights promoting LGBT rights in various places around the world.

In 2019,  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. LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s

Explore the history of Pride month :

The Stonewall Riots

  • In1969 was a pivotal one for LGBTQ liberation. Gay bars provided solace for LGBTQ individuals looking for a safe place to socialize and be themselves, but gay bars were also a target for law enforcement, who regularly trolled the bars for individuals engaged in homosexual relations, which were illegal at the time.
  • On Saturday, June 28, 1969, police officers entered the Stonewall Inn, a frequent gathering place for LGBTQ-identifying people. The bar was found to be selling alcohol without a license
  • The police arrested anyone who wasn’t wearing gender-appropriate clothing, as well as employees of the bar.

After the bar was cleared, they rioted, threw debris at police officers, and set fires. The crowd grew as local residents joined the protest, and rioting continued outside that bar for a week before the crowds dispersed.

  • Several gay rights organizations were started, including the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. Later, groups such as the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) were formed.

The Stonewall uprising is considered to have been a major catalyst for LGBTQ political activism. Early Pride events following the riots were poorly attended and were often heavily protested. However, year after year, the movement has increased in popularity and attendance, though it is never free from discrimination and opposition. The Stonewall Inn was eventually designated as a national monument.

The Rainbow Flag and Pride Month
In 1978, Gilbert Baker, a Vietnam War veteran and drag performer, was asked by politician Harvey Milk to create the flag for San Francisco’s Pride parade. An idea had come to Baker years earlier while exploring the idea of a rally sign for the LGBTQ community. He designated all the colors of the rainbow to represent a different meaning: “hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow signifying sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit.” Marchers in that 1978 parade proudly carried the rainbow flags Baker made. Today, the rainbow is a popular symbol of the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ Pride month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising. LGBTQ activist Brenda Howard is considered the “Mother of Pride” since she organized the first Pride parade and rally in New York City on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. She also had the idea of holding weeklong events around Pride, which eventually became Pride month. Pride month is now celebrated by LGBTQ community members and allies. It offers many opportunities to show support, socialize, and celebrate in solidarity.