A San Diego-based neuroscientist who is celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban has found support from former US President Barack Obama.
Jiwandeep Kohli, who is bisexual and a Sikh, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation on Twitter.
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.
Coming from a former US president and one of the most-admired men in the world, that’s high praise indeed.
“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.
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.