Nila Gupta. Rest in peace, Rise in Power.

Image description: Nila sat in Sam’s Cafe in Brixton, modelling a robot pendant I brought back from Spain for them.

Nila, one of the co-founders of Bi’s of Colour died a few days ago. We are all saddened not only by their death, but by the way they were mistreated by people and organisations that were supposed to help disabled, queer People of Colour. We are angry that Nila is yet another example of how a patriarchal, white supremacist society treats the most vulnerable, and how we have to beg and plead for years before we receive the most basic of help. We are tired of seeing bi, trans, queer and disabled Black people and People of Colour having to remind others that we exist; that the help we need isn’t going to be the same as everyone else, and that we are worthy of simply living a life of peace.

Bisexuals of Colour have lost so much with Nila’s death – an activist powerhouse, a compassionate human, and a friend who was there for us, even when they had a lot of issues to contend with themselves.

We will miss you, mate.

There is a fund for Nila’s memorial here:

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8AiqUnnsGK

3 thoughts on “Nila Gupta. Rest in peace, Rise in Power.

  1. Fond memories of shenanigans and laughter with Nila back in the 2000s. We’d lost touch, and when I asked one of my nicest, queerest friends if they’d been in contact with Nila, they said they’d fallen out with Nila last year. Some unresolved online dispute. Which sounds typical Nila, tbh. I wish they’d been able to heal and transcend whatever pain, hurt, anger and rage which they’d been cursed with… but as we all know this doesn’t always happen in our mortal world. And we’re left with more broken pieces. So, Nila, sleep forever well, and I’ll always hear your wonderful cackle as we all nursed hangovers and revved up for another night of shenanigans… and fuck the broken pieces. Shine on babe. xx

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