This month Men of India is celebrating Proud Indian Men who make a difference in their Communities.
Sunil Menon has been a trail blazer when it comes to fighting for equality within the LGBT community in India. He is also an accomplished Fashion Choreographer and Stylist.
A Kerala native, now based in Chennai. Sunil started working with Bollywood Actress Achla Sachdev (a great Mentor to him early in his career) He later moved on to work with one of India’s top fashion Guru’s Prasad Bidapa, and soon after went off on his own. He has now trained many models for beauty pageants, and fashion shows. Many have gone on to win prominent titles. He has also styled several photo shoots, including a few for us here at Men of India!
But it is his work within the South Asian LGBT community that we are most proud of!
In 1998 Sunil Founded Sahodaran. A non-profit voluntary based community organization in Chennai. Sahodaran‘s work was acknowledged by UNAIDS India in 2006 through a red ribbon award in the “best civil society organization” Category. Sunil was the first to present a paper at the International AIDS conference in Berlin 1993 – HIV risk amongst MSM in Chennai. He then went on to present his research papers at International conferences at Copenhagen, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Washington, and San Francisco.
Sunil also produces a beautiful Men’s Calendar each year with all profits going to Sahodaran. If you would like to learn more about Sahodaran and the work they are doing in South India please visit their website. or connect on Facebook.
Below are a few photos Sunil has styled for shoots for Men of India.
Men of India is also interested in featuring other role models who work behind the scenes or in the field of Social Causes, Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fitness, and Men’s health. If you or someone you know might like to be featured on our site. Please do send us a message. We would love to hear from you!